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Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

From early histories of ASIO to Malcolm Turnbull's recollection of the Spycatcher trial. It's a good time to read up.

Why is Australia so obsessed with Ned Kelly?

Why is Australia so obsessed with Ned Kelly?

When it comes to tales of daring heists and gun-toting highwaymen, Australian popular mythology has barely scratched the surface.

How the price system helped create our modern world 

How the price system helped create our modern world 

Humans didn’t invent the price system on purpose; we are the beneficiaries of a happy accident.

NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

It is not possible to live in a city and have the size and density level of your area remain constant over the long term. So why do some people think that it is?

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

When artists can’t survive in a place making the art they want to make, they leave for a place where they can. 

Can we really flip the story on the climate crisis?

Can we really flip the story on the climate crisis?

2040 director Damon Gameau sees the election as a "failure of storytelling". One side failed to sell their vision — for the country and the environment.

Bungled books and matters of fact

Bungled books and matters of fact

In a week littered with literary inaccuracies, the question needs to be asked: why are so many authors getting away with sloppy research?

The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left's post-election anger

The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left's post-election anger

Midnight Oil's first show since 2017 reflected the anger of the left — past, present and future.

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Labor’s proposed boost to arts funding comes after a decade of declining public support. Funding isn't the only problem the sector faces.

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

Art is ultimately about symbolism, and Labor delivered it in spades this weekend.