Quarterly Essay: Stan Grant on Indigenous Futures
Stan Grant believes Indigenous disadvantage could be fixed through a strengthening of the will of the wider Australian community. ‘If we wanted to cure it, we would cure it,’ he has said, ‘just like we cured polio’.
For the 64th Black Inc Quarterly Essay, the Walkley Award-winning veteran journalist has examined some possible cures and solutions, especially for the…
RRR broadcaster and former editor of small footprint living bible Assemble Papers Sara Savage is joined by a panel of guests, including Mimi Zeiger, Millie Cattlin and Jessica Christiansen-Franks, for a discussion of engaged, practical city-making with a sense of play.
In 1961, autodidact urbanologist Jane Jacobs forever changed how we understood our cities. ‘Cities have the capability of providing…
This is Not a Drill with Ali Moore
A Hypothetical Crisis in the South China Sea
What if maritime forces of the United States and China clash in the South China Sea, and Australia is called on to come to America’s aid? How far would we be willing to go in a skirmish between our strongest military ally and our biggest trading partner?
At the first event in our This is Not a Drill series, Ali…
The Politics of Biography
‘It is now more than 40 years since the dismissal of the Whitlam government and the palace continues to treat us as the recalcitrant colonial child, not to be trusted with such a dangerous thing as knowledge of our own history.’
Do Australians know the full story of the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and the extent of the…
The Fifth Estate: Immigration
Sally Warhaft joins human rights activist, former refugee and orthopaedic surgeon, Munjed Al Muderis and GetUp!’s human rights campaign director, Shen Narayanasamy for a discussion of the Australian immigration experience and its broader implications.
Immigration has long been among the most contentious, and highly politicised, areas of Australian public policy. The past 20 years have seen a drastic increase in…
The Fifth Estate
Jacqui Lambie is hot-blooded, unpredictable and often startlingly candid. Rising to public office with the Palmer United Party in 2013, she quickly outplayed her billionaire party leader, and struck out on her own as an independent for Tasmania in the Senate. In her new memoir, Rebel with a Cause, she shares her story in detail.
Hailing from north-western Tasmania…
Anything and everything in Government from across our archives.
Ai Weiwei Accused of Being a Great Artist
If bad artists copy and great artists steal, as Picasso quipped, Ai Weiwei has been paid a high, if backhanded, compliment. Chinese art’s provocateur-in-chief has been charged with plagiarism after being arrested at an airport in Beijing on April 3. Foreign governments have called for the artist’s release, according to the New Yorker, which published this fascinating profile of the professional rabble-rouser last…
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