Australian politics, society & culture


Consultation and transparency are the keys to successful arts policy
By Wesley Enoch
How does the reinvigorated treaty movement fit with recognition?
By Megan Davis
China since the other Malcolm
By Robert Drewe
The coral bleaching signals a defining environmental shift
By Jo Chandler
Bill Shorten
On the road with Bill Shorten
By Chloe Hooper
There’s a new contender in Sophie Mirabella and Cathy McGowan’s battle for Indi
By John van Tiggelen
Australia’s changing place in Britain’s EU deliberations
By Stuart Ward
The electorate is not as volatile as we might imagine
By George Megalogenis
Can Malcolm Turnbull survive on optimism alone?
By Judith Brett
By Nick Feik
“Our prime minister says that we must ‘live within our means’,” writes Don Watson. “The treasurer and the minister for finance both say it. As is the custom, having said it once, they have said it again and again.” It’s not the only thing on repeat at the moment. The Coalition government, in the heat of the pre-
Australia’s car industry has met policy failure head-on
By Richard Denniss
Whatever the politicians say, we can't afford to skimp on education
By Don Watson
George Megalogenis’ book Australia’s Second Chance begins in 1788 with first contact and makes its way into our future. With newly available information and fresh interviews, Megalogenis weaves our history into a compelling narrative about who we are and what we might yet become. He discusses the book with
Kerry O’Brien’s Keating is as close to a memoir or autobiography of Paul Keating as we will ever get.   Join O’Brien and Laura Tingle at Adelaide Writers’ Week 2016 as they discuss the conversations between one of Australia’s most intriguing public figures and the country’s most influential political
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Aged 17, she escaped to China. Twelve years later, she was reunited with her family.   She is the author of The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story, and she
Scott Ludlam
The Greens senator with mass appeal
By Sam Vincent
Why indigenous languages should be spoken in our parliaments
By Noel Pearson
Malcolm Turnbull’s greatest obstacle to tax reform is close to home
By Richard Denniss