March 2013

Essays

Fat City

What can stop obesity?

Mate of the Union

How to corrupt a party

Universities

Political Animal

The Making of Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott

The Rise of the New Right

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The Nation Reviewed

Liberal Party

A taxing year

Australia’s policy drought

Nicola Roxon

Goodbye to All That

Why I Resigned

Indigenous rights

Thinking Backwards

Aboriginal violence and its interpreters

Quicksilver

Nate Silver’s poker face

Vox

Arts & Letters

From Cecil, with Loathing

‘Madigan’s Account: The Mawson Expedition’

Literature

To Hell with Self-help

JM Coetzee’s ‘The Childhood of Jesus’

A Few Brave Men

‘Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures’

Falling Back to Earth

David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’

Love in the Time of Ruin

Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’

Noted

Anish Kapoor

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Encounters

Cartoon