March 2020

Essays  Right arrow

Society

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’?

All watched over
The climate interviews

Environment

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

The milk of human genius

Food

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  Right arrow

Image of Kevin Rudd at the Australia 2020 Summit

Federal politics

Descent from the summit

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

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Health

Behind the coronavirus masks

An infectious diseases physician on facing COVID-19

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Environment

Hopes and leaves

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

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Health

We’ll meet again

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

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Image of Longhouse, Daylesford, Victoria.

Architecture

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

Image from ‘Honeyland’

Film

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

Image of Use No Hooks, circa 1979

Music

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  Right arrow

Image from ‘Stateless’

Television

‘Stateless’: ABC

A probing drama about Australia’s mandatory detention regime focuses on the dehumanisation experienced on both sides of the razor wire

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Books

‘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

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
Cartoon
Rorschach Test: Do you exhibit a “baby boomer state of mind”?
In light of recent events