As Malcolm Turnbull faces the reality of an unpredictable public and an imminent election, he is not finding life all that easy.. Being popular without actual policy had only a short term prospect, and most actual policies that are briefly floated turn out to be fraught one way or another. The most exciting of times are hardly straight-forward.
With the death of Margaret Thatcher we might reflect that we certainly need political leadership in a new key after the debacles unleashed by the leaders of the 1980s.
The implications for the capitalist economy and Australia’s mining in the face of Climate Change by Conal Thwaite
John Hinkson discusses the implications of two worlds developing on the cultural stage
John Hinkson on food shortages, population growth, climate change, and why neo-liberalism as an untenable social order
GEOFF SHARP argues that the technoscience–capitalism convergence has supercharged climate change. We need a movement to tackle that.
Shame has become passé, a victim of a culture that views it as an impediment to achieving one's own ends. But at what cost to how we treat others, asks Mark Furlong