essays

Agenda bender

Society Gender

What shifting notions of sex and gender mean for affirmative action in the workplace

A trip to the doctor

Society Health

A personal experience of how psychedelics are transforming mental health therapies

The end game

Society Law and order

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is slowly dying in a UK prison, as the US maintains its fight to have him die in theirs – but there is hope

Blood lies

Politics Ian Macdonald

An African Australian’s DNA nightmare as faulty science keeps his family separated

On the chain

Politics Immigration

A Victorian abattoir dispute shone a light on a system designed to exploit migrant workers’ hopes and ambitions

To be free

Culture Books

The Booker Prize–winning author on the need to write against the dogmas of conformity

Australian purgatory

Society Asylum seekers

The permanent damage of temporary protection

The most hated man

Society Law and order

On the sentencing of Richard Pusey for outraging public decency

Sole of a nation

Society Indigenous Australia

The untold Aboriginal history of the R.M. Williams boot

Ill-informed consent

Society Family and relationships

How piecemeal relationship and sexuality education is failing our schoolchildren

From Abbott to Zumbo

Politics Feminism

A short history of the Coalition’s ‘women problem’

How to lose her voice

Society Feminism

On testimonial injustice and the ways women are silenced