Australian politics, society & culture

Racism

How outrage at overt racism helps to hide the more pervasive kind
By André Dao
New films from Ryan Coogler, Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Morgan Neville
By Luke Davies
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Fraser, Hawke, Keating and Howard in Retirement
By George Megalogenis
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
The road to the apology
By Robert Manne
In a recent conversation the novelist Alex Miller told me he thought people who claimed that they hadn't known, until relatively recently, that Aboriginal children had been forcibly removed from their families were lying. I didn't have the heart to tell him that, until the publication of Bringing Them Home in 1997, my
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Gideon Haigh
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Judith Brett
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Raimond Gaita
The past and future of remote Australia
By Robert Manne
In 1934 the Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney, AE Elkin, published a small pamphlet which called for "a positive policy which aims at the welfare and development of the aborigines". To us, Elkin's words seem anodyne. For his contemporaries, they had a galvanising effect. Before Elkin's pamphlet,
To understand the place you must first understand the Bundaberg Bear
By John Harms
I watch the Melbourne of my imagination disappear under low clouds. Urbane Melbourne, where conversation matters, where people take an interest in what is going on and have a pride in the culture they inherited and are adding to. It is a place that has lived up to my expectations. I don’t think it’s home. I’m
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