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Arena Magazine Issue # 142

TitleAuthorPage
EDITORIAL
GETTING REAL ABOUT GROWTHAlison Caddick2
LEAD GRAPHIC
Michael Leunig4
COMMENTARY
POLITICS AND THE BUDGET PLANTurnbull leads us further down the path to an 80/20 societyJohn Hinkson5
UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOMEWhy not just trial it?Elise Klein6
CLIMATE-CHANGE MITIGATIONYou’ve been misledPatrick Moriarty9
‘SCUM OF THE EARTH’The demonisation of people smugglers is just another form of xenophobiaBen Debney10
LIGHTNING STRIKES AND CLIMATE CHANGEReflecting on a summer tragedy in TasmaniaNonie Sharp13
ON THE EDGE OF EUROPEGreece and the European refugee crisisFlorian Schmitz15
FEATURES
THE FAILURE OF ‘RECOGNITION’Indigenous ‘recognition’ or a lawful settlement between peoples?Paul Muldoon17
POLITICAL SPRINGTIME OF THE CARTOON CONSERVATIVEThe market, not values, is king for today’s ‘conservatives’Bruce Buchan21
REPLACING DIPLOMACY WITH ECONOMY?The disintegrative trajectory of Australian foreign aidLucas Grainger-Brown23
BALANCE OF POWERTurmoil and realignment in the Middle EastAmin Saikal27
NUIT DEBOUTA new, bottom-up movement on the streets of FranceNick Riemer30
ESSAY
CYBORG WADEYEThe automated Blacktip gas facility is part of a global logic bound into remote Indigenous AustraliaThomas Michel34
ARTS AND CULTURE
THE MAKER MOVEMENTDIY culture in a time of hyper-detachmentSusie Elliott and Mark Richardson38
REGULARS
POSTCARD: ACTUALLY EXITING SOCIALISM?Could Cuba pioneer forms of syncretism in the field of political economy?Chris Hann42
COOPER'S LAST: NO POETRY AFTER THE ARTS COUNCIL?Quadrant’s funding cut, culture and the stateSimon Cooper54
REVIEWS
ODDITIES AND DETRITUSThe range and variety of Dušan Marek’s surrealist workLaura Fisher47
ALLSORTS OF MYTHMythic figures from fiction and historyRobert DiNapoli49
LIFTING THE BARIndigenous women and the Country Women’s AssociationLiz Conor50
CURATIONISMCultural fad or the serious work of art?Anne Sanders52
POETRY
ANY SPORT IN A STORMEdith Speers26
THE ATHEIST'S PRAYERStuart A. Paterson37
HOMEStuart A. Paterson46
GROWING PAINSStuart A. Paterson46
CARTOONS
Matt Bissett-Johnson
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
Chris Black