Clementine Fordwonders whether the #MeToo movement represents a turning point for women, Anna Spargo-Ryan thinks not- 'In the wake of #MeToo, when women said 'this time it will be different', it wasn't.' Joumanah El Matrahpicks over the idea of religious freedom, Liz Conor recalls the section 18C case against cartoonist Bill Leak, and an earlier race controversy over the work of Eric Jolliffe. Clare Payneargues that women are entering a new age of economic empowerment. Timmah Ballbrings an Indigenous perspective to the home ownership debate, Hugh Mackayoffers calm reflections on the madness of Year 12, Carmel Birdponders her many connections to Nobel Prize contender Gerald Murnane and Harry Saddlerlistens to the world with the ears of a dog.
There's new fiction from Randa Abdel-Fattah, Beejay Silcox, Laura Elveryand Vogel Prize winner Emily O'Grady.
The edition's poets include- Fiona Wright, John Kinsella, Kevin Brophy, Kate Middletonand Hazel Smith.