Seismic shifts are reshaping our politics, from Labor’s victory after soul-searching years in opposition to a climate reckoning that swept Teal candidates into formerly safe Liberal seats and an ascendent Greens party voicing hopes for ‘a great era of progressive reform’.
Our panel of veteran pundits review the year in politics and consider what possibilities lie ahead as the Albanese government faces growing challenges at home and abroad. Sean Kelly, former political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard and author of The Game: A Portrait of Scott Morrison, joins prize-winning journalist Margaret Simons, author of Tanya Plibersek: On Her Own Terms and Rachel Withers, contributing editor of The Politics for The Monthly, in conversation with The Monthly editor Michael Williams.
Margaret Simons is an award-winning journalist and the author of fourteen books, including biographies of Tanya Plibersek, Penny Wong, and former prime minister Malcolm Fraser; the latter won the Book of the Year and the...
Author of Shirley Hazzard: A Writing Life Professor Brigitta Olubas illuminates the remarkable story of the Australian novelist widely regarded as one of the great writers in the English language, in conversation with Beejay Silcox.
American literature and culture expert Sarah Churchwell (The Wrath to Come: Gone with the Wind and the Lies America Tells) delivers this year's John Button Oration, exploring the histories of American mythmaking.
Professor Marcia Langton and Professor Aaron Corn, co-authors of Law: The Way of the Ancestors, discuss how Indigenous law, cultivated over millennia, is inspiring new paths through global crises, with Dr Eddie Cubillo.