August 2017

Essays  Right arrow


Crashing the party

The Greens should be celebrating their 25th birthday

Crashing the party
Artwork by Micheline Lee


The art of dependency

The NDIS promised choice and control

Image of child looking at screen


Screen time, all the time

Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow


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

Foresters of the skies


Foresters of the skies

The grey-headed flying fox faces a perilous nightly journey



Not-so-Tasmanian tiger

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


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  Right arrow

Reko Rennie, ‘OA_RR’ (detail), 2017


Wonder, invention, anger and dejection

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

Image of The Rabble’s ‘Special’


A crucible of memory

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

Under the covers

Under the covers

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

Image of Jen Cloher


On the road again

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

Noted  Right arrow

‘Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker’ by Marie Darrieussecq
‘Bennelong’ by Bangarra Dance Theatre


‘Bennelong’ by Bangarra Dance Theatre

Sydney Opera House (touring Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne)

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
The (Incomplete) FIELD GUIDE to the SMOKERS of AUSTRALIA
In light of recent events