July 2014

Essays

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

Power corrupts

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

The Nation Reviewed

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, the prince of moderation

How the Liberal Party has exiled its last reasonable man

Australian Politics

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Talking about the narcissistic national daily only encourages it

Mental illness

Querulants

What makes a litigant turn vexatious?

Aged care

Books on wheels

On the road with the librarians who deliver

Vox

The Vox Owl

Claudette

Remembering “the oldest living transsexual in captivity”

Arts & Letters

Indonesia

Indonesia on the brink of change

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

Dance

First contact

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

What the future sounded like

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

Ireland

A priest walks into an abattoir

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

Noted

Books

‘Agostino’ by Alberto Moravia

New York Review Books; $29.99