the nation reviewed

Intimacy on set

Productions now hire advisers to help performers navigate intimate and violent scenes

Murrandoo’s Burketown

How Murrandoo Yanner’s fight for native title in the Gulf of Carpentaria transformed his Gangalidda home town

Picking losers

There are good reasons why Australians won’t pick fruit

And now for something completely indifferent

The Morrison government is yet to fully realise that sidelining the arts hurts the economy

Enemy of the state

The dissident Indonesian lawyer charged for tweeting about Papuan activism

The breath of Venus

Does the detection of phosphine gas point to life among Venus’s clouds?

Narrabri’s gas-fired liability

Locals fear coal-seam gas mining in the Pilliga will destroy the forest, the water and the tourism industry

When the rivers run dry

Universities are in trouble, and the government isn’t helping

A minor language

If Footscray Primary’s Vietnamese program ends, what else is lost?

Lost for words

Bryan Dawe on life without John Clarke