March 2019

Essays

Politics

Bill Shorten: between fear and ideas

The Opposition leader talks about the road ahead for Labor

Federal politics

What happened to broadband in Australia?

NBN Co’s former CEO on how the Coalition broke the internet

Family and relationships

Chasing the miracle of gene therapy

For Megan Donnell’s family, the DNA-altering revolution cannot come soon enough

The Nation Reviewed

State politics

Trains, pains and Berejiklian

Will a big infrastructure spend help or hinder NSW’s Coalition government this election?

Indigenous Australia

Tuckshop intervention

How did buying lunch in a Northern Territory school get so complicated?

Family and relationships

Screen addiction

As more of our lives are lived online, more people aren’t coping

Art

Ben Quilty in bleeding colour

The Australian artist opens up on the eve of a retrospective exhibition

Arts & Letters

Books

Rats, heroes and Kevin Rudd’s ‘The PM Years’

This memoir answers some questions about his deposal and return but raises others

Books

Tracking time: Gerald Murnane’s ‘A Season on Earth’

Forty years on, the author’s second novel is reunited with its lost half

Film & Television

A French Western? Jacques Audiard on ‘The Sisters Brothers’

The celebrated director explains how he made a Hollywood staple his own

Music

Clicks, plinks, hoots and thuds: Matmos’s ‘Plastic Anniversary’

The American experimental duo embrace the ‘sounds’ of a ubiquitous material

Noted

Books

‘Zebra and Other Stories’ by Debra Adelaide

Difficult-to-grasp characters populate this new collection

Books

‘Exploded View’ by Carrie Tiffany

This new novel is most striking in how it diverges from its predecessors

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