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What's wrong with Australia's democracy?

Kevin Bain reviews three publications offering diverse perspectives of what is ailing Australia ...  
Barbarians at the library door

Libraries are being transformed or closed through government and private cost-cutting measures, ...  
Behrouz Boochani's Manus memoir a privilege to read

Romaine Rutnam reviews Behrouz Boochani’s powerful memoir of five years imprisonment on Manus ...  
BOOK REVIEW: Finding My Place, by Anne Aly

Suresh Rajan reviews Anne Aly's 'Finding My Place', the inspiring autobiography of Australia's ...  
BEHROUZ BOOCHANI TALKS TO IA: No friends in the Australian Government

Senior editor Michelle Pini speaks with Behrouz Boochani about the release of his book, 'No ...  
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians

Kevin Bain shares his thoughts on Jayne Persian's book on post WW2 immigration and what we can ...  
Barnaby's 'Leave Me Alone Tour' continues at Canberra Writers Festival

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is the headline event at this years Canberra Writers ...  
On Disruption: An insider’s view of the collapse of journalism

Can journalism and the news industry survive the perfect storm of digital disruption? Dr Martin ...  
Resisting Leviathan: Why I’m a rebel

Political editor, Dr Martin Hirst, has been back to the history books. This week he argues that it ...  
John Koch finds a 'Portal to the Dreamtime' in his own backyard

Romaine Rutnam reviews John Koch’s book, 'Portal to the Dreamtime', that tells the story of his ...  
How the ‘Kardashians of Aussie Communism’ kept up with the Jones'

The strange and twisting tale of the Yugoslavian spy, the Nazi hunter, the ABC journalist and the ...  
Review: 'This Time: Australia's Republican Past and Future'

Romaine Rutnam reviews Dr Benjamin T. Jones' new book calling for a Republic of Australia based on ...  
Review: 'False Claims of Colonial Thieves'

Dr Laurie Keim reviews a new, rich book of poetry and, within it, he traces the fault lines in the ...  
Game of Mates: Exposing the corruption club

Favours, grey gifts and mutual back-scratching can be profitable when you're part of a loyal ...  
Frankenstein's bicentenary, Barnaby Joyce and the return of the undead

Dr Glenn Davies examines Mary Shelley's timeless cautionary tale, our endless fascination with ...  
Review: 'Maaate! Bribe-proofing the public purse against good blokes'

Robert Jones reviews 'Maaate! Bribe-proofing the public purse against good blokes' — a harrowing ...  
Is the World Full Yet?

With spiralling population growth, what is the world going to look like in 120 years? A new book ...  
Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and asylum seekers

A new book on Australian refugee policy aims to be a bipartisan guide to change, but avoids the ...  

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