August 2015

Essays

Politics

Nope, nope, nope

Why Australia won’t help the Rohingya

International politics

Greek tragedy

Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Greece’s economic crisis

Education

Department of disgrace

IBAC investigates Victoria’s rotten education bureaucracy

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

Method in the madness

Tony Abbott’s surprises keep coming

Federal politics

Process of recognition

The constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians requires meaningful consultation

Dance

Destiny’s children

Body Electric’s jazz ballet for adults

Environment

In defence of the rat

The many talents of a much-maligned rodent

Medicine

Society’s safety net

When social services are cut, hospitals are left to fill the holes

Medicine

Arts & Letters

Art

Hallo spaceboy

Icon as exhibit at ACMI’s ‘David Bowie Is’

Television

Politics and power

Why we keep watching ‘The Americans’, ‘Veep’ and ‘House of Cards’

Indigenous Australia

White stigma

Emma Kowal’s ‘Trapped in the Gap’ examines the ‘White anti-racist’ in indigenous Australia

Art

The experience machine

Marina Abramović in Australia

Noted

Books

‘Appetites for Thought’ by Michel Onfray

Trans. Donald Barry and Stephen Muecke; Reaktion Books; $40