March 2014



Old folks, new technology

Can senior citizens bridge the digital divide?

The WA shark cull

Behind the rhetoric of protesters and promoters

Robyn Davidson and Mia Wasikowska make ‘Tracks’

An epic desert trek finally reaches the screen

Jarrod Bleijie takes on the bikies

The rise of Queensland’s young attorney-general

The Nation Reviewed


The conservative crusade against the ABC

Why do Andrew Bolt and company love to hate the national broadcaster?

Tony Abbott’s war on information

Why a good media strategy is no way to run a country

The Tasmanian election

The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split

Tim Fischer on the Ghan

From Adelaide to Alice Springs with a train devotee


The Vox Owl

Fairytale of New York

Will Australia learn from the US's healthcare mistakes?

Arts & Letters

Stories of extinction

Andrew Glikson’s ‘Evolution of the Atmosphere’, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’, Errol Fuller’s ‘Lost Animals’ and Clifford Frith’s ‘The Woodhen’

Hi-tech architecture in Adelaide

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Kids these days

Laneway, Lorde and other disappointments

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’

The last film of a flight-obsessed genius



Robert Musil’s ‘The Confusions of Young Master Törless’

Trans. Christopher Moncrieff; Alma Classics; $19.99