May 2019


May 2019

Silence in Christchurch

A fresh canvas for Indigenous politics

The Uluru statement is headed for referendum

The Monthly Essays

News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat

Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine

A fresh canvas for Indigenous politics

The Uluru statement is headed for referendum

The Nation Reviewed

The government’s appeal to self-interest groups

The Liberal Party has little left but pitches to the hip pocket

Silence in Christchurch

The Islamic prison chaplain from Goulburn who rushed to New Zealand

Terri Butler’s rise through the rancour

The Queensland Labor MP on the hustings and the hating

The cases against Colin Manock

Calls mount for a royal commission into SA’s former forensic pathologist

Ticked off

Being bitten by a tick just got a whole lot stranger


Reconciliation, Kwaio style

The end of a century-old enmity between Australia and a Solomon Islands community

Election Night Bingo

Pens at the ready for the nation’s big night in

Arts & Letters

Leonard French’s Balzacian life

Reg MacDonald’s biography may return this Australian artist to the national imagination

The desperate, secretive drama: ‘Choice Words’ edited by Louise Swinn

Personal stories consider questions of choice, legality and stigma surrounding abortion

Killer instincts: The ‘John Wick’ franchise

Keanu Reeves hones his stardom in the hyperreal violence of an assassin’s tale

Starstruck: Reckoning with Michael Jackson’s legacy

What do we do with the music after ‘Leaving Neverland’?


Game of Thrones: Season 8 HBO’s epic fantasy series reaches its martial conclusion By Craig Mathieson

‘Room for a Stranger’ by Melanie Cheng The medico-writer delivers a novel driven less by storyline than accumulated observation By Helen Elliott

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