March 2012

Essays

Kevin Rudd: A Coup By Any Other Name

News Limited

The Reluctant Son

Lachlan Murdoch and News Corp

Gender

Status Quota

Do Mandatory Gender Quotas Work?

Gender

After the Dance

A 1952 Murder Mystery in Broken Hill

The Nation Reviewed

Comment: Attack of the Clones

“They should just clone ministers, you know. So we’re born at 55 with no past … and no genitals. Just a world of robots. It’s like a futuristic film, and you’d enjoy that wouldn’t you? You’d be in your little space station surrounded by obedient androids.” — Hugh Abbot MP to political adviser Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It.

Flag of Convenience

Australia Day in Pyalong

Gay marriage

Same-sex Union

Sydney’s Champion Gay Rugby Team

Philosophy

Rejecting the Centre

Chunky Move’s Anouk van Dijk

Racism

Love thy Leader

Fraser, Hawke, Keating and Howard in Retirement

Paul Kelly

One Last Deadline

Andrew McMillan

Arts & Letters

Memoir

As Robert Was Saying

In conversation with Robert Dessaix

Childcare

Children’s Lib

Elisabeth Badinter’s 'The Conflict: Woman and Mother'

Antarctica

Ice Works

Three Portraits of Antarctica

Classical music

Thirty Words

The Dirty Three’s 'Toward the Low Sun'

Cinema and its Discontents

David Cronenberg’s 'A Dangerous Method' and Roman Polanski’s 'Carnage'

Noted

Encounters

Cartoon