May 2022

The Nation Reviewed

OnlyFans and the adults in the room

By Jenny Valentish
Illustration by Jeff Fisher
The emerging OnlyFans community offering training and support to adult-content creators

Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish is a journalist and novelist, and the author of Woman of Substances. Her latest book is Everything Harder Than Everyone Else.

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Labor leader Anthony Albanese at Mount Thorley Warkworth mine near Newcastle, New South Wales.

Spoiling for victory

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Where did all the bogongs go?

The drastic decline of the bogong moth could have disastrous ecological consequences

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ANAM Set and music in lockdown

The project that commissioned 67 Australian composers to write for each of Australian National Academy of Music’s musicians in lockdown

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The death of Kumanjayi Walker

On the shooting in Yuendumu and the trial of Northern Territory policeman Zachary Rolfe


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Blinding contracts and labour law

A British backpacker’s win in the High Court has inadvertently left contractors with fewer employment protections

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Wholesome prison blues

The end of Risdon Prison’s Spartan Debating Club, which offered inmates skills for non-violent conflict


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Remembrance or forgetting?

The Australian War Memorial and the Great Australian Silence

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Property damage

What will it take for Australia to fix the affordable housing crisis?

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Present indicative: Daniel Johns’ ‘FutureNever’

The former Silverchair frontman’s second solo album lacks cohesion, but affords him space to excavate his past