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It's time to revisit Pine Gap

It's time to revisit Pine Gap

A new book by national security journalist Brian Toohey reminds us that while the secretive Pine Gap is on Australian soil, it's the US calling the shots — and ministers are expected to fall in line.

Did Miranda Devine lose the 'war on drugs'?

Did Miranda Devine lose the 'war on drugs'?

Devine has been one of Australia’s most vociferous opponents of drug reform for decades. In his new book, Antony Loewenstein checks in: is the fight over?

How the idea of the 'white damsel' has been used to sell racism

How the idea of the 'white damsel' has been used to sell racism

White society hinged on the myth of 'protecting' white women from rape but, in reality, what they were really 'protected' from was their own liberation and any capacity to form meaningful relationships with people of colour.

Yes, men can write about Me Too. But they must have a point to make.

Yes, men can write about Me Too. But they must have a point to make.

David Leser's new book isn't a trainwreck, but it's not clear what it actually achieves. Who is this dossier of male awfulness for?

Fight of the century: how boxing shaped modern media

Fight of the century: how boxing shaped modern media

Boxing matches changed the course of not only professional sports, but also broadcasting as we know it.

New Greens book takes on the tussle at the core of a movement

New Greens book takes on the tussle at the core of a movement

At the very foundation of the Greens are many of the maladies that afflict them today. Paddy Manning's new book lays them bare.

My family tragedy was turned into true crime

My family tragedy was turned into true crime

Victims of crime and their families need protection from true crime, as my family has found out the hard way.

Why I plastered the country with faces from the past

Why I plastered the country with faces from the past

'I don’t have a personal attachment to any particular cause or marginalised group. I don’t even like political art. Given all this, why do what I do?'

How my article about men and Me Too quickly spiralled into a book

How my article about men and Me Too quickly spiralled into a book

What is men's role in the Me Too movement? After exploring the topic in Good Weekend, David Leser received a response unlike anything he's experienced in nearly 40 years of journalism.

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

The case of Nomads of the Australian Desert sheds light on the legal system's struggle to reckon with the publication of sacred Indigenous material.