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Aboriginal surprise

In June, the Australian government tore up 30 years of social and welfare policy towards Aborigines in the Northern Territory. The reaction exposed big divisions in Australian society—and among Aborigines themselves
Nicolas Rothwell  

An expat’s lament

Germaine Greer has told white Australia to embrace its Aboriginal identity. But this book is more about her own isolation and sense of loss
Nicolas Rothwell  

Whose republic?

Australia's connection with the British Crown is an artefact of history; there is a clear majority for a republic. But the referendum has revealed the growing gulf between the elite and ordinary Australia
Nicolas Rothwell  


Australia goes to the polls on 2nd March. Paul Keating's Labour Party came from behind in 1993. It might do so again. Nicolas Rothwell saw the Labour leader finding his voice in the Blue Mountains
Nicolas Rothwell