essays

Chelmsford revisited

Culture Books

Thirty years on from the excoriating royal commission, two practitioners of deep sleep therapy seek redemption in a defamation case that again blames Scientologists for their downfall

Snapback

Politics Federal politics

In the face of the pandemic, Scott Morrison has failed to adjust his thinking, and wants to return to the way things used to be

The art of class war

Society Sport

How decades after Murdoch and Packer destroyed the popular appeal of a game created for the masses, Peter V’landys is putting rugby league back on top

Storm in a port: The unfolding disaster of the Ruby Princess

Society COVID-19

The system breakdowns onboard and onshore that led to the docking of the coronavirus cruise ship

The man inside and the inside man

Society Law and order

Crime, punishment and indemnities in western Sydney’s gang wars

American carnage

Politics US politics

Donald Trump and the collapse of the Union

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?

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