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The Songlines
4.01
None
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
 
Beds Are Burning: Midnight Oil, the Journey
3.76
None
Jun 2004
Jun 28, 2011
 
Making Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency
3.82
None
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
Eat My Words: A Memoir of Politics, Pig-outs & Pickles
2.25
None
Sep 2012
Sep 15, 2012
 
What's Wrong with ANZAC?: The Militarisation of Australian History
4.15
None
Apr 2010
Sep 24, 2011
 
Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny
3.85
None
Jul 02, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
 
Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott
3.96
The first Quarterly I've read that I could consider suspenseful.
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Fair Share: Country and City in Australia (Quarterly Essay #42)
3.22
This was better than three stars but not worth four.
Review to follow.
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia
4.12
I was really surprised by Girt. Needing something light to read I turned to this thinking the initial humour would really come to wear thin. Instead i...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Bad News: Murdoch's "Australian" and the Shaping of the Nation (Quarterly Essay #43)
3.82
**spoiler alert** Quarterly Essays are important and usually poignant. This QE however is very important. You doubt? Check The Australian's coverage o...more
Oct 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
The Double Life of Herman Rockefeller
3.18
I would never normally read this genre. In this instance my lady received an advance copy and after idly thumbing through the first few pages I notice...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
 
Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation
3.52
Much like Judith Brett's Quarterly of last year, Tingle's is first and foremost an historical and expositional essay rather than anything particularly...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell
4.12
My mother is an active member of the Catholic Church in Australia and given her soft catholicism and advocacy for issues of social justice I often fai...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
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