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The Monthly September issue 2023


This September, The Monthly is looking at the past for lessons, and to the future with trepidation. For the cover essay Joëlle Gergis presents grim prognostications about the upcoming summer, while George Megalogenis reads the tea-leaves on the Voice referendum, Shane Danielsen makes sense of the rise of AI on our screens, and Jackson Ryan investigates how one university has dealt with allegations of research misconduct.

Plus there’s our terrific mix of arts coverage, incisive journalism and thoughtful personal reflections, including Martin McKenzie-Murray on the pressures of public service, Andrew Denton on silliness, Andrea Goldsmith on typewriters and nostalgia, Robyn Annear on public toilets, and so much more.