Australian politics, society & culture

United Nations

Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council
By Nick Bryant
Our month-long stint as president
By Nick Bryant
Jose Ramos-Horta with school students in Ermera, Timor-Leste, March 2012. © Beawitharta/Reuters
Four Days with José Ramos-Horta
By Peter Robb
Army medic Jacqui de Gelder ready to heal or harm as necessary, Afghanistan, September 2009. © Gary Ramage / Newspix
Women in the Military
By Anne Summers
Quarterly Essay 44, 'Man-Made World: Choosing between Progress and Planet', by Andrew Charlton, Black Inc., 142pp; $19.95
By Andrew Charlton
Frank Moorhouse, the nation's Edith Wharton. © Steve Baccon/Fairfax Syndication
Frank Moorhouse’s ‘Cold Light’
By David Marr