July 2015

Essays

Politics

Of clowns and treasurers

Joe Hockey and the myth of Coalition economic management

Family and relationships

Fallen angels

The children left behind by Australian sex tourists in the Philippines

Environment

The culling season

Too many kangaroos loose in Canberra

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

Citizenship and its discontents

Talk of stripping citizenship is just one example of Tony Abbott’s alarmist rhetoric

International politics

Java drama

Favours and foreign affairs: Joko Widodo’s first year as Indonesian president

Culture

Esperantists

Meet the Melburnians keeping Esperanto alive

Television

Leaping Lefers

What’s next for the entrepreneurial Josh Lefers?

Vox

The Vox Owl

The darkness in every one of us

The author of ‘This House of Grief’ and ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ on writing about darkness

Arts & Letters

Architecture

All the world’s futures

Power and resistance at the 56th Venice Biennale

Books

A quality of chaos

The literary comic novel and Steve Toltz’s ‘Quicksand’

Film

All too soon

Musicians on film in Asif Kapadia’s ‘Amy’, Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love & Mercy’ and Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Eden’

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