September 2014


Freedom Abbott

The brief life and quiet death of Tony Abbott’s love of liberty

Voices of the land

In Port Augusta, an Israeli linguist is helping the Barngarla people reclaim their language

The Snowden files

What drives Edward Snowden, the world’s most wanted whistleblower?

The Nation Reviewed

The year of ruling dangerously

The Abbott government has achieved only chaos in its first year

Playing for par

Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews keeps his head down

Australian society

Intent unknown

Medieval records show that attitudes to suicide have changed little


Yesterday’s gone

In the rush online, newspapers have deleted yesterday, today and tomorrow

Australian media

Airwave wars

Sydney's CB radio scene is a battlefield


The pill problem

Are GPs prescribing too many antidepressants?


Arts & Letters

Helen Garner

End of the road

Helen Garner’s ‘This House of Grief’

Art Criticism

Against nature?

‘The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece’ at Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

Mr Nice Guy

The everyman charm of Justin Timberlake

More human than human

Taika Waititi’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’


Bob Brown

‘Optimism’ by Bob Brown

Hardie Grant; $39.95