July 2016

Essays

Society

Rom Watangu

An Indigenous leader reflects on a lifetime following the law of the land

Music

Songs to live by

The Arrernte Women’s Project is preserving vital songs and culture

Indigenous Australia

Two victims, no justice

Ms Dhu, Lynette Daley and the alarming rates of violence against indigenous women

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

Seeking a settlement

How does the reinvigorated treaty movement fit with recognition?

Art

Chaos in the arts

Consultation and transparency are the keys to successful arts policy

Art

Desert blooms

Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ brings 50,000 LED spheres to Uluru

Sport

8972 fans

The Newtown Jets rugby league team has a loyal – and increasingly urbane – suburban following

Vox

The Vox Owl

Too upsetting

The boat cruise commentary had everything – except indigenous Tasmania

Arts & Letters

Art

Everything else was sacrificed

Puzzling out the singular Degas at the National Gallery of Victoria

Culture

Through the windows

‘Play School’ celebrates 50 years of preschool education and entertainment

Film

Mirrors to the landscape

Cultural conflicts in Ivan Sen’s ‘Goldstone’ and the ABC’s ‘Cleverman’

Music

Smart black man with a plan

Briggs on hip-hop, humour and a new generation of Aboriginal leaders

Noted

Art

Tracey Moffatt’s ‘Laudanum and Other Works’

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 4 September 2016