August 2022

Essays  Right arrow

Climate change

Rethinking Lismore in the new era of floods

What does the future hold for a town battered by climate-change catastrophe?

Rethinking Lismore in the new era of floods
The fight to choose

Family and relationships

The fight to choose

As Roe v Wade is overturned in the United States, what are the threats to accessing abortion in Australia?

The trial

Law and order

The trial

The Kafkaesque fate of Encep ‘Hambali’ Nurjaman, 20 years after the Bali bombings

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Journalists Maxine McKew, Quentin Dempster and Kerry O’Brien

Federal politics

What’s gone wrong at the ABC

Years of government attacks over funding and balance have left the national broadcaster in desperate need of repair

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Science and technology

What the James Webb Space Telescope reveals

Why NASA’s new telescope is a huge step forward for understanding the universe

Line call on Spring Creek

Environment

Line call on Spring Creek

Development hits a roadblock in the regional town of Torquay

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Climate change

Food (in)security

Australia’s supply-chain network is at more risk than ever before

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Frank Moorhouse, Ewenton Street, Balmain, circa 1975

Books

Frank recollections

Remembering Frank Moorhouse (1938–2022)

The bureaucracy of evil: ‘The Conference’

Film

The bureaucracy of evil: ‘The Conference’

The horror of Nazi officialdom is laid bare in Matti Geschonneck’s latest film

‘The Old Man’ and the CIA

Television

‘The Old Man’ and the CIA

Jeff Bridges faces his spycraft past in this Disney+ espionage thriller

Noted  Right arrow

Cover of ‘Marlo’

Books

‘Marlo’

Author Jay Carmichael revisits 1950s Australia where, for a young gay man, escaping from a small town to the city comes with its own complexities

Cover of ‘Losing Face’

Books

‘Losing Face’

George Haddad’s latest novel surveys the confronting world of male interiority

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
Cartoon
Appreciating drawing, or drawing appreciation?
In light of recent events