August 2017

Essays

Politics

Crashing the party

The Greens should be celebrating their 25th birthday

Society

The art of dependency

The NDIS promised choice and control

Education

Screen time, all the time

Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

He will never stop

Tony Abbott seems determined to wreck the clean energy target

Federal politics

Debt. Recovery.

A parliamentary committee’s report on the Centrelink robo-debt debacle makes for damning reading

Environment

Foresters of the skies

The grey-headed flying fox faces a perilous nightly journey

Environment

Not-so-Tasmanian tiger

The thylacine is thought be extinct. Might it still be found in mainland Australia?

VOX

Back to where I came from

A trip to Iran brings a senator face to face with the life that could have been

Lessons from camels

A 10-day camel trek through the South Australian outback. With your parents.

Arts & Letters

Art

Wonder, invention, anger and dejection

‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia

Theatre

A crucible of memory

La Mama, one of Australia’s most influential theatre companies, turns 50

Film & Television

Under the covers

David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ successfully combines sorrow, absurdity and the supernatural

Music

On the road again

Jen Cloher’s self-titled album is a unique take on the trials of a touring musician

Noted

Dance

‘Bennelong’ by Bangarra Dance Theatre

Sydney Opera House (touring Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne)

In Light of Recent Events

Cartoon

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