November 2015

Essays

Politics

Joker  in  the  pack

On the road with the irrepressible Nick Xenophon

Family and relationships

Suffer the children

Trouble in the Family Court

History

A queer bushranger

The tale of Captain Moonlite

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

The new normal

A welcome to Turnbull and a farewell to slogans

Federal politics

Slow death

Deterrents and resettlement may be the only way to break the asylum-seeker gridlock

Federal politics

The race card

Australia’s long and surprising history of playing racial politics

Environment

A change of season

Following the indigenous seasonal calendar

Environment

Stag party

Wild deer are heading for the suburbs

Vox

The Vox Owl

Eddie’s son

Farewell to a man who tried to connect indigenous and non-indigenous Australia

Arts & Letters

Books

The power of place

The personal and the political in Tim Winton’s ‘Island Home’

Books

In conscious exile

Rediscovering the novels of Randolph Stow

Culture

Married to the tribe

Vanuatu’s Yakel people make their screen debut in Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s ‘Tanna’

Film

For your ears only

What makes a Bond theme song great?

Noted

Television

‘UnREAL’

Beyond Home Entertainment; $29.95 (DVD) / Stan (online)