Informit article: Illiberal liberalism

While selected articles are available in full on this website, all Arena Quarterly, Arena Magazine and Arena Journal articles are available for purchase in PDF format from Informit.


The last six years of Coalition govern ment have been a period of unprecedented chaos and malignity. If the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years were The Killing Season, then the Abbott- Turnbull-Morrison years are/were The Hunger Games: a rolling spectacle of bizarre ordeals, frenzied bouts of fratricide, and cruelty raised to the level of art. Towards the end-for surely we are approaching the end-one almost expected to see the faces of toppled and departing politicians projected onto the inside of the Canberra bubble: cannons, music…Christopher Pyne. Even Liberals must be secretly praying for deliverance. This isn’t an election. It’s an intervention.

Details / PDF:

The full-text PDF of this article can be purchased from Informit.

Support Arena

Independent publications and critical thought are more important than ever. Arena has never relied on or received government funding. It has sustained its activities largely through the voluntary work and funding provided by editors and supporters. If Arena is to continue and to expand its readership, we need your support to do it.