Australian politics, society & culture


Private, public, state, selective … the trials of choosing a high school
By Fran Cusworth
The Melbourne Museum’s new gallery takes small children seriously
By Zoë Morrison
The Rhodes Scholarship is slowly embracing diversity
By Zoë Morrison
Welcome to the Collingwood English Language School
By Ingrid Laguna
Image of Sydney University graduate
Where has demand driven our universities?
By Thornton McCamish
How do we decide who will make the best doctors?
By Karen Hitchcock
Whatever the politicians say, we can't afford to skimp on education
By Don Watson
IBAC investigates the Victorian education department’s failed Ultranet
By Catherine Ford
IBAC investigates Victoria’s rotten education bureaucracy
By Catherine Ford
Australian universities need US-style funding, not US-style fees
By Linda Jaivin
One mother’s campaign to fix overcrowding in Sydney’s schools
By Ceridwen Dovey
The mysterious disappearance of the student protester
By Mikaela Davis
Sharri Markson's silly gonzo
By J.R. Hennessy
By Russell Marks
Recently The Monthly published online a collection of excerpts from real history essays by undergraduate university students. ‘A Rich History of Failure’, by pseudonymous author ‘Professor Neve R. Stenning-Stihl’, prompted a minor flurry...
‘Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott’ by David Marr, Black Inc, 256pp; $19.95
The Making of Tony Abbott
By David Marr
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Students getting into the groove
By Chloe Hooper