May 2019

Essays  Right arrow


News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat

Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine

News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat
A fresh canvas for Indigenous politics

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow


Issues and policies

The government’s appeal to self-interest groups

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


Religion and ethics

Silence in Christchurch

The Islamic prison chaplain from Goulburn who rushed to New Zealand


Federal politics

Terri Butler’s rise through the rancour

The Queensland Labor MP on the hustings and the hating


Law and order

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  Right arrow

Photo of Leonard French underneath his stained glass ceiling at the National Gallery of Victoria.


Leonard French’s Balzacian life

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

Book cover of Choice Words


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

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

Still image from John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum


Killer instincts: The ‘John Wick’ franchise

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

Image of Michael Jackson and James Safechuck.


Starstruck: Reckoning with Michael Jackson’s legacy

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

Noted  Right arrow

Still image from Game of Thrones, Season 8

Game of Thrones: Season 8

HBO’s epic fantasy series reaches its martial conclusion

‘Room for a Stranger’ by Melanie Cheng


‘Room for a Stranger’ by Melanie Cheng

The medico-writer delivers a novel driven less by storyline than accumulated observation

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
What does the future hold for our politicians? Part II
In light of recent events