Australian politics, society & culture

The Nation Reviewed

The Palmer United Party are anti-politics wildcards in Parliament
By Amanda Lohrey
A plan to stop dengue fever sets off invasion fears in Indonesia
By Ashley Hay
A recent play resurrects a 150-year-old case of imposture
By Robyn Annear
The trouble with repealing section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act
By Alice Pung
Detail from St George and the Dragon (circa 1435), Rogier van der Weyden
Tony Abbott's aggressive monarchism
By Mark McKenna
Can antibiotics really cure back pain?
By Karen Hitchcock
How the Morwell coal mine fire has made unlikely allies
By Craig Sherborne
Al Hoang’s journey from soldier to prisoner to boat person to a second life
By Alex McClintock
Australian scheming for the Greater Sunrise oilfield has a long history
By Kim McGrath
The Liberals' winner-takes-all political payback
By Judith Brett
From Adelaide to Alice Springs with a train devotee
By Ann Arnold
Co-operation or coup?
By Daniel Otis
The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split
By Amanda Lohrey
Andrew Bolt and Tony Abbott. © Jason Edwards / Newspix
Why do Andrew Bolt and company love to hate the national broadcaster?
By Don Watson
Why a good media strategy is no way to run a country
By Sean Kelly
It’s a new era for Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director
By Luke Slattery
Presents, prayers and asylum seekers
By Sunil Badami
How we fight fires now
By John van Tiggelen