February 2022

Essays  Right arrow

Federal politics

The repair man

Anthony Albanese and the task at hand

The repair man
The first victim

Law and order

The first victim

Does the legal system put people through unnecessary trauma?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Chair of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board Neville Power

Federal politics

The scourge of state capture

We are increasingly aware our politics have been captured by lobbyists and industries, so what can we do about it?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Federal politics

Keep calm and curry on

Charting the Morrison government’s failures to prepare Australia for the latest COVID outbreak

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Australia’s world-leading COVID guidelines

When it came to setting guidelines for clinical treatment during the pandemic, Australia got it right

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Are there too many crocs in the Top End?

A recent spate of attacks is a reminder that Darwin was founded in the middle of crocodile habitat

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Indigenous Australia

Songlines or pipelines in the Burrup?

The largest new fossil-fuel project in Australia threatens the world’s most significant rock art

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl


The trials and transcendence of packing and unpacking in order to move house

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Image of René Block installing 7000 Oaks on behalf of Joseph Beuys as part of the 1984 Biennale of Sydney


From little things: 23rd Biennale of Sydney

The story behind the 40-year-old tree centring ‘rīvus’, José Roca’s Biennale

Image of Lea Ypi


Eastern blocked: Lea Ypi’s ‘Free’

Growing up in Eastern Europe in the ’90s, as the free market’s arrival failed to ‘end history’

Still image from ‘Spencer’


The princess and the pea soup: ‘Spencer’

Pablo Larraín’s laboured Princess Diana biopic is a future camp classic

Noted  Right arrow

Henri Matisse, circa 1951


‘Matisse | Life & Spirit’

The AGNSW’s chronological examination of the artist with masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou

Still from ‘Station Eleven’


‘Station Eleven’

The TV adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s pandemic novel ties its complexities up too neatly

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
ABC of the Great Resignation
In light of recent events