July 2014

Essays  Right arrow

The destruction of the Triabunna mill and the fall of Tasmania's woodchip industry

How the end of Gunns cleared a new path for Tasmania

The destruction of the Triabunna mill and the fall of Tasmania's woodchip industry
Rolf Harris performing 'Jake the Peg' in 1966. © Bill Orchard / Rex Features
Electricity workers in Brisbane. © Tim Marsden / Newspix

Power corrupts

How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Malcolm Turnbull, the prince of moderation

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, the prince of moderation

How the Liberal Party has exiled its last reasonable man

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Australian Politics

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Talking about the narcissistic national daily only encourages it

Querulants

Mental illness

Querulants

What makes a litigant turn vexatious?

Books on wheels

Aged care

Books on wheels

On the road with the librarians who deliver

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

Claudette

Remembering “the oldest living transsexual in captivity”

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Indonesia on the brink of change

Indonesia

Indonesia on the brink of change

Elizabeth Pisani’s ‘Indonesia Etc.’ and Hamish McDonald’s ‘Demokrasi’

Jasmin Sheppard as Patyegarang. Photo by Greg Barrett, courtesy of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Dance

First contact

The secret history of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s ‘Patyegarang’

Hole in Los Angeles, December 1994. L-R: Melissa Auf der Maur, Courtney Love, Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson. © KROQ-FM

What the future sounded like

1994 might be one of the best years popular music has ever had

A priest walks into an abattoir

Ireland

A priest walks into an abattoir

Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’

Noted  Right arrow

‘Agostino’ by Alberto Moravia

Books

‘Agostino’ by Alberto Moravia

New York Review Books; $29.99

‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr