Australian politics, society & culture

Musicians

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
The Aztecs' album 'More Arse than Class', 1974. © Aztec Music
Aztec Music’s Archaelogical Dig
By Richard Guilliatt
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Andrew McMillan
By Chips Mackinolty
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
The ANAM Piano Festival
By Anna Goldsworthy
Last year, when Peter Garrett announced the withdrawal of funding from the Australian National Academy of Music, he must have been startled by the response. He received an open letter signed by Sir Simon Rattle and JM Coetzee, among others; convoys of musicians descended upon Canberra; benefit concerts were held; “
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Cate Kennedy
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Anna Goldsworthy
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
By Clive James
The nickname ‘Diamond Jim’ fitted James McClelland the way ‘Big Julie from Chicago’ fitted the gangster in Guys and Dolls who rolled spotless dice, with the difference that Diamond Jim wasn’t acting. He was really like what his nickname said: spruce, sparkling, charming, the Australian politician with the touch of the
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