Culture //

Forgotten Sydney

The Harp in the South tells the story of a forgotten part of Sydney and the people who were left behind when the country was supposedly marching forwards.

Culture, Interviews //

In Conversation with Jane Harper

Harper’s thrillers bridge the gap between commercial and literary because, in her own words, she is always asking of her characters: “What pressure are they under…what’s keeping them awake at night…what kind of family dynamic do they have?”

Analysis //

The Sin of Taxation: How the Catholic Church robs us blind

The Catholic Church owns about $30 billion worth of property in Australia. The total wealth of the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese is $1.3 billion. Another powerful church, the Sydney Anglican Church, owns almost half of Glebe, some of which it bought when the land was first up for sale in the early colonial period.