Informit Records: Magazine

Arena Quarterly, ISSN 2652-4775, is available from Informit.

Arena Magazine is currently included in two Informit full text products: Australian Public Affairs collection: Full Text - Issue 1 (1991) onwards, and Humanities & Social Sciences collection: Full Text - Issue 100 (Apr/June 2009) onwards.

Arena Journal (peer reviewed, published by Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd, ISSN: 1320-6567) is included in: Australian Public Affairs collection: Full Text - Issue 1 (1992) onwards, and Literature & Culture collection: Full Text - Issue 21 (2003) onwards.

PDF copies of all individual articles are available for purchase from Informit.

Oppositional stance

Eating blueberries in January, here in this hemisphere...

Carbon leakage and creative accounting

Reassessing Australia's emissions profile When Greta Thunberg recently rejected an AU$75,000 environmental award from the Nordic Council, media headlines largely reported this as a rejection of symbolism in a moment in history that simply demands action. While that was part of the motivation, Thunberg's reasons were a more nuanced and direct critique of creative carbon accounting.

Time and memory [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Ko Taranaki Te Maunga: Knowledge beats shame, by Rachel Buchanan, BWB Texts, 2019.

At the grave of Antonio Machado

The rain is gusting off the Mediterranean. It's not stopped since I left Girona this morning...

Chips Mackinolty

Violent men [Book Review]

Review(s) of: See what you made me do, by Jess Hill (Allen and Unwin, 2019).

For the women

Just remember this and don't ever forget it: you can feel old and ugly at any age...

The stillness of the days before

I miss them the most when I'm alone the very different ways they thrashed inside of me...

A way forward? [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Future histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us About Digital Technology, by Lizzie O'Shea (Verso, 2019).

Liquid housing

The housing system in Australia and many other parts of the world is caught in a market that makes long-term shelter unaffordable for many people. National economies are locked into excessive housing debt, which makes them extremely fragile. If the cost of property falls and becomes more affordable, the economy becomes weaker, threatening people's quality of life. Many are calling for greater provision of social and community accommodation, but the effectiveness of this system for…

Deep North 2013-19

There is an innate challenge posed to artists, particularly photographers who, after a significant period of absence, endeavour to describe landscapes with which they assume a certain level of intimate, nostalgic familiarity. Nostalgia, as per its Greek derivation 'Nostos', suggests a longing to return home, the poetry of memory with which it is so often entwined functioning as a salve by which the ache of homesickness is temporarily eased. Yet such poetic associations tend to…

Assange behind bars

I have only ever known Julian Assange in detention. For nine years now, I have visited him in England bearing Australian news and solidarity. To Ellingham Hall I brought music and chocolate, to the Ecuadorian embassy I brought flannel shirts, Rake, Wizz Fizz and eucalyptus leaves, but to Belmarsh prison you can bring nothing - not a gift, not a book, not a piece of paper. Then I returned to Australia, a country so far…