Joo-Cheong Tham on the vexed links between political funding, corruption and public life
Archives for October 2015
Savour the day, there is no more important a message than that
Chris Wallace on debt and morality
On the novel and history, truth and Papua New Guinea
First a question, then a happy ending.
Julianne Schultz on the role of media in democracy
Louise Adler on the place of the memoir in Australian politics
The apes I lead down Collins Street
seven circles they have traversed
to greet me.
From the Meanjin archives, poetry by Max Harris first published in 1946.
Never has this country been in greater need of a writer like Astley, with her unflinching eye for Australia’s absurdities and hypocrisies. For her reportage on the state of the nation’s soul. No one was sharper, funnier, more incisive and cutting, before or since.
On the writing of Thea Astley and her relevancy today
Marcia Langton talks to David Leyonhjelm about his position on constitutional recognition
Matey strode to the door to dispel the illusion. He lifted the latch. The wind tore the door from his grasp, the fire roared, paper and cards blew about the room. No one noticed. All stared dumbly at the door. At the girl.
From the Meanjin archives, fiction by A.E. Sturges first published in 1965.
Deborah Cheetham on the arts as necessity