Australian politics, society & culture

The Nation Reviewed

The women of outback Queensland kick off their heels in Australia’s smallest town
By Emilie Zoey Baker
The world’s biggest radio telescope is under construction in Western Australia
By Michael Lucy
Remembering Gough Whitlam puts modern Labor to shame
By Don Watson
When the death of an old friend becomes tabloid fodder
By Luke Davies
Choosing an aged-care home is not easy
By Sarah Day
Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council
By Nick Bryant
As captain of Team Australia, Tony Abbott has plunged us into war without debate
By Judith Brett
Remembering a man of letters, and a friend
By Murray Bail
The chimes they are a-changing at the Sydney Opera House
By Darryn King
Cartoon showing man fighting cactus
In central Victoria, locals are taking up arms against the invading wheel cactus
By John van Tiggelen
Paul Kelly and Kevin Rudd laughing together at the launch of The March of Patriots in 2009
Contesting Paul Kelly’s ‘Triumph and Demise’
By Robert Manne
Sydney's CB radio scene is a battlefield
By Richard Cooke
In the rush online, newspapers have deleted yesterday, today and tomorrow
By Robyn Annear
Medieval records show that attitudes to suicide have changed little
By Ceridwen Dovey
Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews keeps his head down
By John van Tiggelen
The Abbott government has achieved only chaos in its first year
By Nick Feik
Behind the scenes with the young Aussie comedian
By Ronnie Scott
Many online daters are trapped in a pornographic shopping mall
By Michael Currie