August 2018

Essays  Right arrow


Australia’s China reset

The rest of the world is watching how we counter Beijing’s campaign of influence

Australia’s China reset
The end of the oceans


The end of the oceans

The world’s oceans and all marine life are on the brink of total collapse

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow


International politics

All the way with Donald J?

Australia cannot stay silent about Trump



Abbott, ANU and the decline of Western civilisation

How the Ramsay Centre’s degree stopped before it started

The lost man of Larrimah

Law and order

The lost man of Larrimah

What happened to missing Northern Territory personality Paddy Moriarty?

The death doula

Family and relationships

The death doula

Annie Whitlocke is helping to break the silence around grief and dying

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

How to speak ‘farm’

Warning: grubby work comes with grubby language

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Image of Mike Parr, Underneath the Bitumen the Artist


Mike Parr’s invisible performance and Tasmania’s complex past

Underneath the bitumen in Hobart, history becomes art

Covers of Motherhood and Mothers


To have or not to have: Sheila Heti’s ‘Motherhood’ and Jacqueline Rose’s ‘Mothers’

Heti’s novel asks if a woman should have a child; Rose’s nonfiction considers how society treats her if she does

Image of Beyoncé and Jay-Z


The disappointment of The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love’ and Kanye West’s ‘Ye’

New albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Kanye West bare all yet share nothing

Noted  Right arrow

‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer


‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel is an engaging story of love and literary misadventure

Hannah Gadsby: ‘Nanette’


Hannah Gadsby: ‘Nanette’

Believe the hype about the Tasmanian comedian’s Netflix special

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
What I hear when you talk about your home renovation
In light of recent events