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The Monthly September issue 2022


The 47th parliament is well and truly under way, and it’s already possible to see key parts of the new government’s agenda taking shape. The Monthly’s September issue has a can’t-miss profile of the newly minted Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek, written by the incomparable Chloe Hooper. Plibersek is one of the most recognisable members of the new government, so what does her new posting say about how the battle for our climate-ravaged country might play out.

Also in the September issue, Sean Kelly turns a forensic eye to the maiden speeches offered by parliament’s newest members: with record numbers of women, First Nations people and independents making for a fascinating crop. All that and Hamish McDonald on China’s relationship with PNG, Jen Mills on the naming (and shaming) of the Somerton man, books, film, TV and more.