March 2020

Magazine

March 2020

Descent from the summit

The climate interviews

All watched over

All watched over

How far away is mass surveillance when Australian governments are linking CCTV cameras to facial-recognition technology and providing photo IDs to a nationwide system known as ‘the Capability’?


The Monthly Essays

The climate interviews

In the face of the looming catastrophes of climate change, how do we talk when we’re lost for words? The author speaks with everyday Australians to see if we can articulate hope and provoke action

All watched over

How far away is mass surveillance when Australian governments are linking CCTV cameras to facial-recognition technology and providing photo IDs to a nationwide system known as ‘the Capability’?

The milk of human genius

The end of the cow is near as animal-free milk is likely to decimate the traditional dairy industry within the decade, and plant-based meat is set to upend the beef market


The Nation Reviewed

Descent from the summit

Looking back on Kevin Rudd’s overly ambitious and thinly detailed Australia 2020 Summit

Behind the coronavirus masks

An infectious diseases physician on facing COVID-19

Hopes and leaves

The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital working around the clock to treat victims of the bushfires

We’ll meet again

Helping carers use music to unlock the minds of people with dementia


Arts & Letters

Plans never imagined: Architect Timothy Hill

The ‘Longhouse’ and the ‘Multihouse’ confirm the director of Partners Hill as the country’s most important and influential architect of the past 30 years

They came, they saw: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s ‘Honeyland’

A breathtaking North Macedonian film about Europe’s last female keeper of wild bees exists compellingly at the intersection of documentary and fiction

The future was foreclosed: Post-punk and Use No Hooks’ ‘The Job’

Energetic cross-genre experiments power a scant retrospective from members of Melbourne’s ‘little band’ scene



Noted

‘Stateless’: ABC A probing drama about Australia’s mandatory detention regime focuses on the dehumanisation experienced on both sides of the razor wire By Craig Mathieson

‘The Bass Rock’ by Evie Wyld The Miles Franklin–winning author’s latest novel expands on her interest in the submission and consequential fury of women amid the impersonal natural world By Helen Elliott


In Light of Recent Events

Rorschach Test: Do you exhibit a “baby boomer state of mind”?

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