May 2017

Essays

Politics

Wicked problems

What are the real reasons behind the rise and stall of Malcolm Turnbull?

Law and order

Rape among the lamingtons

Tragic evidence of child sexual abuse in the Newcastle Anglican Church

Issues and policies

The fighter

Sally McManus is the new face of Australia’s union movement

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

New tricks

Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?

Federal politics

Base power

The energy crisis is all about politics rather than supply

Environment

The tallest tree

Brett Mifsud is saving Australia’s tallest trees

Environment

Making tracks

The restoration of Mt Wellington’s Organ Pipes track requires painstaking work

Medicine

Sick day

Sickness can be debilitating but it also offers escape

Medicine

Arts & Letters

Art

The state of our art

What does ‘The National’ say about contemporary Australian art?

Books

Language woken up

Detained asylum seekers tell their own stories in ‘They Cannot Take the Sky’

Film & Television

Long time coming

‘Get Out’ is a sharp mix of horror, satire and racial commentary

Music

Feel the divine

A new compilation celebrates the devotional music of jazz legend Alice Coltrane

Noted

Books

‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid

Hamish Hamilton; $32.99

In Light of Recent Events

Cartoon

Swimming thoughts