February 2012

Essays  Right arrow

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

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

John Howard

The Elephant in the Room

Australia–India Relations

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 Art of Ideas

Wim Delvoye at MONA

The Looks Department

The Rise of Cosmetic Medicine

State parliament

Long in the Tooth

Trixie Gardner

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Fashion icon Akira Isogawa. Image courtesy of Akira Isogawa


The Bride Wore Black

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