February 2016

Essays

Politics

It’s time

The case for marriage equality

Society

Opened ground

The big fracking mess of resource politics

Law and order

Names have been changed

Managing child sex offenders in the community

The Nation Reviewed

International politics

This is not ideology

How can Australia keep its Paris climate promises?

Food

Degustation Laconic

The language of menus

Family and relationships

Cultural hazards

How do emergency services respond to the LGBTI community?

Environment

Every lizard counts

A day at Christmas Island’s Lizard Lodge

Music

Loud, quiet, loud

Fledgling musicians hit Girls Rock

Vox

The Vox Owl

A very, very bad word

Sometimes you need to swear on the radio

Arts & Letters

Art

Double happiness

Convergence and contradiction at the NGV’s ‘Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei’

Music

The last of his kind

Stravinsky’s works, collected

Books

Spies like Oz

John Blaxland’s ‘The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963–1975’

Music

One of the great Australian albums

The Triffids’ ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ 30 years on

Film

We are all savages

Survival tactics in ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Big Short’

Noted