Australian politics, society & culture

The Nation Reviewed

Meet the Melburnians keeping Esperanto alive
By Jeff Sparrow
Favours and foreign affairs: Joko Widodo’s first year as Indonesian president
By Hamish McDonald
What’s next for the entrepreneurial Josh Lefers?
By Antoni Jach
Talk of stripping citizenship is just one example of Tony Abbott’s alarmist rhetoric
By Mark McKenna
Master perfumer Jonathon Midgley concocts some unusual scents
By Ceridwen Dovey
The Corporate Fighter course gets white-collar workers in the boxing ring
By Alex McClintock
Australian universities need US-style funding, not US-style fees
By Linda Jaivin
A win for David Cameron and the Conservatives in the UK was inevitable
By Guy Rundle
The 2015 budget has come and gone, but where is Joe Hockey's National Conversation?
By Nick Feik
In Sydney, Animal Logic is building a Lego animation empire
By Darryn King
The predictable patterns of Australian politics
By George Megalogenis
Australia has cheerfully grown complacent, self-absorbed and selfish
By Robert Manne
Restricted welfare payments may help in many indigenous communities
By Marcia Langton
To preserve Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne should learn from Sydney
By Tim Flannery
Women could use a little of the shameless confidence men take for granted
By Annabel Crabb
Even tattoos don’t last forever any more
By Alice Pung
Child survivors of the Holocaust meet in Melbourne
By Jaye Kranz
Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price
By Richard Cooke