Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far

Follow the Leader

Democracy and the rise of the strongman – a Quarterly Essay extract

Morrison looks the other way

Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru

Blowing up the government to save it

The Coalition has learnt nothing from Labor’s leadership disaster

Dead Right

How neoliberalism redefined growth in the ugliest of ways – a Quarterly Essay extract

Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona

The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game

The end of civilisation?

On the hyperbolic reaction to ANU’s decision to part ways with the Ramsay Centre

The status quo ain’t working

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is the blueprint for an Australian republic

The Barnaby Joyce sideshow

Joyce is merely the most prominent of many embarrassments for the government

A pack of bankers

The financial services royal commission has revealed more than anyone banked on