Australian politics, society & culture


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A life in accidents
By Tim Winton
Noel Pearson and Tony Abbott
Ten years of struggle and success in indigenous Australia
By Noel Pearson
To preserve Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne should learn from Sydney
By Tim Flannery
Restricted welfare payments may help in many indigenous communities
By Marcia Langton
Women could use a little of the shameless confidence men take for granted
By Annabel Crabb
The private health insurance racket
By Karen Hitchcock
By Karen Hitchcock
Joe Hockey, Mathias Cormann and Kelly O'Dwyer gather around the Intergenerational Report in March. © Mick Tsikas / AAP
How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate
By Richard Denniss
New light on the wreck of the ‘Batavia’ and its savage aftermath
By Jeff Sparrow
Rugby star David Pocock says sport and politics are always mixed
By Sam Vincent
Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price
By Richard Cooke
Child survivors of the Holocaust meet in Melbourne
By Jaye Kranz
Even tattoos don’t last forever any more
By Alice Pung
By Nick Feik
Do we change our behaviour or wait for a medical breakthrough?
By Karen Hitchcock
Tony Abbott presents Rosie Batty with the 2015 Australian of the Year award, 25 January 2015. © Mick Tsikas / AAP
The costs and causes of domestic violence
By Jess Hill
Dibirdibi Country (2012), Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori).
The meteoric career of Kaiadilt painter Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda
By Quentin Sprague
Behind the scenes of ‘Maximum Choppage’, a new kung-fu comedy
By Benjamin Law