the nation reviewed

Hysteria as metaphor

What chronic illness can teach us about the limits of the healthcare system during a global crisis

Injustice unmasked

What are the priorities of policing protests under lockdown?

Choppy waters

Australia’s assumption that China will give up its Pacific rivalry with the US is dangerously misguided

Doula by choice

Traditionally offering non-medical support to women during pregnancy, doulas are now providing care during abortions

Louisa Lawson, our first public feminist

The pioneer of publishing and women’s rights has been unjustly overshadowed by regard for her famous son, Henry

The gendered pandemic

Coronavirus lockdown is undoing gains for women in employment, shared domestic labour and protection from family violence

A unitary theory of cuts

The Morrison government is using the COVID-19 crisis to devastate the public service, the ABC, the arts and tertiary education

Weathering the cost

After 300 inquiries into natural disasters and emergency management, insurers are taking the lead

Weal of fortune

Rebuilding the economy means government investment, but not all public spending is equal

Reconciliation and the promise of an Australian homecoming

What would make an acknowledgement of country more welcome

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