February 2012

Essays  Right arrow

News Corporation

The Australian Greens Party

Divided We Fall

The Australian Greens Party
Scott Morrison standing up for God's Country, May 2011. © AAP IMAGE / Alan Porritt

News Corporation

Scott Morrison: So Who the Bloody Hell Are You?

Shadow Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, known for his hardline approach to border protection, is also the former chief executive of Tourism Australia, a one-time Liberal moderate and a devout Pentecostal. So what maketh the man?

An encounter between impatient Australia and non-committal India: John Howard with Indian PM Manmohan Singh in 2004. © Penny Bradfield/Fairfax Syndication
Posters of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on sale in Rangoon, December 2011 © Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa, 1 January 2012. © Brian Snyder/Reuters

Angry Boys

Republicans and the US Presidential Race

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Mates don't let mates slide into decadence and decay. IMAGE: Commonwealth of Australia

Barack Obama


Address to the US President

The Looks Department

The Rise of Cosmetic Medicine

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Fashion icon Akira Isogawa. Image courtesy of Akira Isogawa
Pauline Kael: a life of film © Associated Press


Citizen Kael

Brian Kellow’s 'Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark'

Allen Toussaint © Gilles Petard/Redferns



Allen Toussaint and New Orleans

'Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously about the Planet' by Roger Scruton, Atlantic, 646 pp; $39.99

Global warming

Philosophic Emissions

Roger Scruton’s 'Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously about the Planet'

A frustrated politician: Rupert Murdoch in 1985. © Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis

Rupert Murdoch

The Politics of News

David McKnight’s 'Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Power'

Noted  Right arrow

'The Chemistry of Tears', By Peter Carey, Penguin, 288pp; $39.95
'Outland' by Kevin Carlin (director), ABC1, 6-part series, from 8 February
Encounters  Right arrow
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz