The Monthly Essays

Image of mining workers flying from Perth
A region returns to earth
By Hamish McDonald
Image of Xiaojing Hao
Australia’s solar champions face an uncertain future
By Ceridwen Dovey
Image of Richard Di Natale, Adam Bandt and Jason Ball
What did the party deliver?
By Paddy Manning
The boat cruise commentary had everything – except indigenous Tasmania
By Bruce Pascoe
Lynette Daley
Ms Dhu, Lynette Daley and the alarming rates of violence against indigenous women
By Marcia Langton
Rachel Perkins
The Arrernte Women’s Project is preserving vital songs and culture
By Rachel Perkins
Galarrwuy Yunupingu
An Indigenous leader reflects on a lifetime following the law of the land
By Galarrwuy Yunupingu
China since the other Malcolm
By Robert Drewe
The coral bleaching signals a defining environmental shift
By Jo Chandler
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
An ideology of savagery
By Robert Manne
Bill Shorten
On the road with Bill Shorten
By Chloe Hooper
Taking ‘Stories I Want to Tell You in Person’ to India
By Lally Katz
Georgie Stone
When human nature and the law intersect
By Jenan Taylor
Australia’s car industry has met policy failure head-on
By Richard Denniss
Stan Grant
On Stan Grant’s radical hope
By Anne Manne
Small stages and curious kids are both occupational hazards
By Ailsa Wild
West Coast Eagles 2006 premiership team
Ten years after the Eagles’ 2006 premiership, a culture is laid bare
By Martin McKenzie-Murray
Wine distributors from China visit the Barossa Valley
Australia’s food and wine industry is the next big thing in China
By Hamish McDonald