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Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Journalism on steroids

How being attacked for considering testosterone supplements led to a (brief) reflection on the wisdom of immersing oneself in the story

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Covid’s long road

The author’s frightening experiences of long COVID, a condition still poorly understood and in desperate need of more resources

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Alien nation

Recent High Court decisions are testing who can be considered citizens, and who the federal government can exclude from Australia

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

What the oil and gas industry tells itself

A week after the devastating floods, the fossil-fuel industry described the scarcity of new projects today as “frightening”

Image of flood waters rising in Lismore, New South Wales, March 29, 2022. Image © Darren England / AAP Images

No relief

From fires to floods, Australia is failing our disaster survivors

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, ‘Dibirdibi country’ (2008

Art heist: The landmark conviction of an Aboriginal art centre’s manager

The jailing of Mornington Island Art’s chief executive for dishonest dealing has shone a light on ethics and colonialism in the Indigenous art world

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Both barrels

The author’s diaries record the early months of a year with change in the air

Photo of Marind community members sharing dreams of being eaten by oil palm

The psychic terror wrought by palm-oil production

How oil-palm plantations have uprooted the lives and dreams of a Papuan community

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Wholesome prison blues

The end of Risdon Prison’s Spartan Debating Club, which offered inmates skills for non-violent conflict

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Blinding contracts and labour law

A British backpacker’s win in the High Court has inadvertently left contractors with fewer employment protections