Politics

Names have been suppressed

Attempts to encourage censorship and deliberate amnesia seldom work
Mungo MacCallum
Bob Hawke, we miss you. ABC

Bob Hawke, we miss you

In retrospect, the Hawke years seem something of a golden age.
Mungo MacCallum

Of course sports and politics should mix

They can and they do, and politicians only object when it’s a message they don’t like
Mungo MacCallum
Comment

What should we do with Captain Cook?

The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures
Don Watson
The Monthly Essays

Bender’s choice

Tasmanian salmon, from farm to court
Claire Konkes

The crusade against same-sex marriage

The Church is inconsistent in its rhetoric on discrimination
Mungo MacCallum

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    Bender’s choice
    Tasmanian salmon, from farm to court
    Claire Konkes
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    Waleed Aly
    Racism, Australian-style. Illustration by Jeff Fisher
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    Attempts to encourage censorship and deliberate amnesia seldom work
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    The second coming
    The politics of rage won’t let us listen to one another
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    Why have we failed to address climate change?
    Robert Manne
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Federal Politics

‘Socialist’ Shorten and the small businessmen

The government is becoming increasingly desperate to paint Labor as a poor economic manager
Mungo MacCallum
Success dogged him. Image of Alfred Deakin
Arts & Letters / Books

Success dogged him

Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister
Mark McKenna
Canberra needs a watchdog. Jeff Fisher Illustration
Comment

Canberra needs a watchdog

Who is keeping an eye on our federal politicians?
Richard Denniss

Leader’s block

How can Turnbull overcome the Coalition’s ongoing poll woes?
Mungo MacCallum
Comment

He will never stop

Tony Abbott seems determined to wreck the clean energy target
Judith Brett
The Nation Reviewed

Debt. Recovery.

A parliamentary committee’s report on the Centrelink robo-debt debacle makes for damning reading
Alex McKinnon

It’s just the vibe of the thing

Section 44 of the Constitution is not an adequate way of gauging allegiance to Australia
Mungo MacCallum

On the bright side

It’s nice that Nick Greiner thinks a chat might end the Abbott–Turnbull war
Mungo MacCallum

A simple case of arithmetic

Turnbull isn’t the only Liberal avoiding mathematical reality
Mungo MacCallum

International Politics

Trump and Russia: a guide for the bewildered
A fuller story of relations between the Russian government and the Trump campaign is only now coming to light
Robert Manne
The handshake. Illustration
Comment
The handshake
Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?
Don Watson
UK election diary: The London attacks
Labor senator Sam Dastyari, in London for the UK general election, was caught up in the attack on the Borough Market
Sam Dastyari
Once upon a time in America
Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey will jeopardise any future investigation
Robert Manne

Issues & Policies

Exhuming the Murphy allegations. Image of Lionel Murphy
Exhuming the Murphy allegations
Lionel Murphy was a singular personality – and it got him in trouble
Mungo MacCallum
An ugly same-sex marriage debate is just beginning
Malcolm Turnbull got his postal survey win in the High Court but still stands to lose
Mungo MacCallum
Vox
True love in Nauru
Two gay refugees face an unwelcoming community and an uncertain future
Abdul Karim Hekmat
Tents in the city. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Tents in the city
The controversy over Martin Place’s homeless community became a political power struggle
Michael Dulaney

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