essays

Streeton’s shriek

Culture Art

Alarming revelations about the great Australian painter

The glass curtain

Culture Music

Classical music’s problem with women

Pale blue dot

Society Science and technology

The myth of the ‘overview effect’, and how it serves space industry entrepreneurs

Which jobs and what growth?

Society Economics

We need to talk about the economy

Inner space

Society COVID-19

Taking to London’s streets in lockdown, with thoughts of Orwell and Henry Miller, plagues, eels, decorative cakes and what might be done in the belly of a whale

In times like these, what would Oodgeroo do?

Society Indigenous Australia

On the influence of Aboriginal poet, activist and educator Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Coupe de grâce

Society Environment

Could the legacy of Australia’s worst bushfires on record be the end of native logging?

Woke politics and power

Society

How liberalism’s blind spot let cancel culture bloom

The disappearing man

Politics Federal politics

On Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party

Soul music: Kev Carmody

Culture Music

The life of a great Australian songwriter

Fear of spending

Politics Issues and policies

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Shattered

Society Environment

A NSW community questions whether last summer’s catastrophic bushfire was inevitable

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