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January–February 2018, issue no. 398

November 2012 no. 346

November 2012 no. 346

David Collis on building equity among Australian schools

David Collis
I’ve never looked at a big independent school in an established suburb and thought ‘that’s not fair’ … I look at a big independent school in an established suburb and think ‘that’s a great examp ... More

Neal Blewett on Gough Whitlam's biography

Neal Blewett

Jenny Hocking concluded the first volume of her Whitlam biography (2008) on the eve of her subject’s electoral victory in December 1972. Gough Whitlam had been the most effective and cre ... More

Joel Deane reviews James Button's 'Speechless'

Joel Deane

In 2008 I was asked to write speeches for then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It was a tempting offer. The trouble was that I would be based in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM ... More

Jan McGuinness reviews two biographies of Gina Rinehart

Jan McGuinness

Reading two books about Gina Rinehart back to back is far from edifying. So rich, so controlling, so opinionated, so entitled – and these are among her less objectionable qualities, as d ... More

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