Australian politics, society & culture


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On George Michael, race and pop
By Anwen Crawford
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Jessa Crispin’s ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’ demands a dismantling of mainstream feminism … and the system itself
By Stephanie Bishop
The prospect of 12 hours in Singapore airport gives rise to an existential crisis
By Robert Skinner
A farming family and Indigenous elders join forces to recognise a special site on private land
By Sam Vincent
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What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?
By Paddy Manning
A stint in a remote Western Australian hospital brings its own challenges
By Karen Hitchcock
The only player analysis you’ll need this footy season
By Hugh Robertson
Under-the-sea society is much more complex than we imagine
By James Bradley
Farmers on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula are preparing for a plague
By Michael Dulaney
The Australia of Pauline Hanson’s second parliamentary term looks very different to the Australia of her first
By George Megalogenis
It’s time to take the four-day work week seriously
By Emma Dawson
The WA state election could end one of the country’s most controversial infrastructure projects
By David Whish-Wilson
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James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
By Amanda Lohrey
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A major Antarctic glacier is becoming dangerously unstable
By Jo Chandler
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The confused case for corporate gender equality
By Cordelia Fine
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How authorities lost control of juvenile detention
By Russell Marks
Our minds and bodies have a complicated relationship with what we eat
By Karen Hitchcock
The Melbourne Museum’s new gallery takes small children seriously
By Zoë Morrison