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Mansuasion

Culture Books

Jane Austen as reviewed by men on Goodreads

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Culture Music

The life and death of Spiro Boursinos, impresario of rave culture’s pioneering event Earthcore

Howard’s Heir: On Scott Morrison and his suburban aspirations

Politics Federal politics

How the PM’s ‘Quiet Australians’ echoes Howard’s battlers and Menzies’ ‘Forgotten People’

How I fought off a robodebt

Politics Welfare reform

One man’s battle against the confounding maths of a Centrelink robodebt

The sperm drought

Society Family and relationships

Dwindling stocks of Australian sperm have fertility clinics looking overseas and couples looking online

Mark Latham: The outsider

Politics Federal politics

How did a man with such right-wing beliefs become Labor Party leader, and what is he cooking up now?

Hellraiser

Politics Freedom of speech

How evangelical footballer Israel Folau lit a fire under the culture wars

Mining the Moon

Society Science and technology

The resources industry says it’s finders keepers in the new space race

The extinction rebels

Politics Federal politics

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement

Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history

Society History

The racism that brought Australian South Sea Islanders here, and the racism that tried to send them back

The Morrison election: What we know now

Politics Federal politics

Why did low-income voters turn to the Coalition while wealthy urbanites voted Labor?

The case of the bouncy castle bombings

Society Law and order

An arson spree and a missing party-hire boss

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