Australian politics, society & culture


Aided by Purves Environmental Fund, sculptor Mark Coreth rides his life-sized ice polar bear in Sydney, 3 June 2011. © Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Australia’s patrons of climate change activism
By Guy Pearse
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The coal industry’s coal-fed algae plan
By Guy Pearse
Caged rats awaiting their fate. © Francesca Yorke/Getty Images
Reflections on the breeding house
By Gail Bell
Shi Zhengrong and his wife, Vivienne, with Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett, atop the Sydney Theatre Company, which is 70% powered by Suntech's Pluto technology, November 2010. © Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
Shi Zhengrong
By Eric Knight
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The secret lives of ants
By Robert Drewe
Katsushika Hokusai, 'Under the Wave off Kanagawa', c. 1830. © Corbis
Reflections on Japan
By Lian Hearn
A Siberian tiger feeds on a live chicken in the Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, 2011. © How Hwee Young/EPA/Corbis
Harbin, China
By Linda Jaivin
A rapscallian's resort, Central Park. © Cameron Davidson / Corbis
Central Park, New York
By Janette Turner Hospital
Bluestone Bay, Tasmania. © Paul Sinclair / The Freycinet Experience
Freycinet, Tasmania
By Nicholas Shakespeare
Hungry raccoons. © Bettmann / Corbis
Animal-watching abroad
By Sonya Hartnett
Brisbane, 1974 © Bruce Postle
By Alex Miller
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Guy Pearse
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Cate Kennedy
Goolarabooloo law man Joseph Roe on Cable Beach in Broome. © Simon Penn
Kimberley politics
By Victoria Laurie
White-rumped Vultures, once abundant in north-east India, are considered a threatened species. © Corbis
Tim Flannery’s ‘Here on Earth’
By Christine Kenneally
By Guy Pearse
“Join us, won’t you, on our coalminers’ tour of exotic Mongolia, and grab a slice of the world’s fourth-biggest coal reserves. En route to the Gobi, we’ll explore the fleshpots of Ulan Bator together, starting with the national mining conference and...
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Guy Pearse