" The reinvention of Australian democracy

The Australian general election of 21 May 2022 was a moment of fundamental change in our politics.

" What happens when the brain goes quiet, but the heart continues beating?

The headlines might make you think that Anne Heche died twice. First on a Friday, when the actress was declared brain-dead.

" Voices of us: Why we need independents in our system of governance

In a pamphlet published in 1957, French philosopher, Simone Weil, asked a question relevant to Australian politics today:

" Soul-searching in a time of change

As I write this review of Julianne Schultz’s new book, The Idea of Australia: A search for the soul of the nation, the country

" The COVID pandemic: let’s not rewrite history

In June 2021, with much of Australia in various stages of lockdown, and the country’s international borders closed, my wife and I began