The Monthly


Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history

Australian South Sea Islanders are the descendants of the Kanakas – Pacific islanders “black birded” from Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and other locations for the 19th century colonial labour trade. Today, Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) are working to add value to their status...

The art of dependency

The first step to bringing the NDIS back on course is to be aware of the deeply entrenched biases that lead people to act in ways that disregard the dignity and equal value of people with disabilities.

Of clowns and treasurers: Joe Hockey and the myth of Coalition economic management

In light of the 2015 Budget, Richard Denniss dissects the Coalition's economic management. "A year ago, the Coalition government said we were “living beyond our means” and faced a “budget emergency” that, if not addressed, would lead us “into the eye of an economic storm”...

Communicating science

Science communicators come together to explore the challenges of relaying complex and important scientific information to the wider community.

Pacific highways: Adelaide writers week

Griffith Review editors Lloyd Jones and Julianne Schultz invited a wild mix of New Zealanders to write about that place over the ditch. Join four writers and editors for a conversation about the complexities of the contemporary Kiwi.