The Monthly Essays

West Coast Eagles 2006 premiership team
Ten years after the Eagles’ 2006 premiership, a culture is laid bare
By Martin McKenzie-Murray
Dipa Nusantara Aidit and Sukarno image
Indonesia’s mass killings have been overlooked for 50 years
By Robert Manne and Mark Aarons
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
By Richard Cooke
Alan Moorehead image
Alan Moorehead, Australia’s forgotten literary giant
By Thornton McCamish
The notorious island has been a site of incarceration, occupation and, now, “extreme gardening”
By Sophie Cunningham
Sometimes you need to swear on the radio
By Red Symons
Penny Wong
The case for marriage equality
By Penny Wong
The big fracking mess of resource politics
By Guy Rundle
Managing child sex offenders in the community
By Sam Vincent
When European Christmas meets Australian suburbia
By Robert Skinner
Robert Domm interviews Xanana Gusmão, October 1990.
Australia blurs the lines with Timor-Leste
By Mark Aarons
Shen Narayanasamy in the streets of Collingwood, Melbourne.
Shen Narayanasamy takes on Transfield
By Chloe Hooper
Julia at Melbourne Zoo in 2011.
The strange life and tragic death of Julia the gorilla
By Anna Krien
Why have we failed to address climate change?
By Robert Manne
The Respect to Mehmetçik Monument at Pine Ridge, Gallipoli.
The creative memorialisation of Gallipoli
By Mark McKenna and Stuart Ward
Farewell to a man who tried to connect indigenous and non-indigenous Australia
By Robyn Davidson
On the road with the irrepressible Nick Xenophon
By Anne Manne
Trouble in the Family Court
By Jess Hill