June 2013

Federal politics

Senator Assange?

How the WikiLeaks founder’s Senate bid would change Australian politics

Federal politics

The cost of coal

The great Australian export is causing global damage

Federal politics

Rethinking Indonesia

Australia needs a new perspective on its northern neighbour

Film & Television

Joel Edgerton after Gatsby

The actor’s 20-year flirtation with fame

The Nation Reviewed

L-plate parliamentarians

The trouble with inexperienced ministers

Man united

Clive Palmer and his Palmer United Party

The eucalypt invasion of Portugal

Some Australians in Europe have overstayed their welcome

Dealing with online drug shopping

Travels on the internet’s Silk Road

The world according to Christopher Pyne

How the Liberal frontbencher puts up with himself

Villawood’s bad neighbour problem

Living next to an immigration detention centre


The Vox Owl

Eve teasing in India

When a blessing is not a blessing

Arts & Letters

The queen of not-nice: Janet Malcolm’s ‘Forty-one False Starts’

The latest collection of writing from the New Journalism doyenne


The twee, derivative stylings of Mumford & Sons

Oh brother, it’s the rise of ‘hipster hick’



‘Mix Tape 1980s’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne, until September 1, 2013