(‘A Job Half Undone’, p.8) is co-chair of Good to Great Schools Australia and policy adviser to Cape York Partnership.
(‘The new Forgotten People’, p.11) is writing a biography of Alfred Deakin.
(‘True History of the Clarke Gang’, p.14) is a Canberra-based writer and the author of Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars.
(‘SOS’, p.15) is the Monthly’s architecture critic.
(‘Nature 2.0’, p.17) is a Tasmanian writer and invasive-species management specialist.
(‘The Medicine’, p.20) is a doctor and Monthly columnist. Her most recent work is the Quarterly Essay ‘Dear Life’.
(‘Why She Broke’, p.22) is a novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Her most recent book is the collection Everywhere I Look.
(‘Grandfathering the Australian Dream’, p.30) is the chief economist at the Australia Institute. His latest book is Econobabble.
(‘The Snip’, p.36) is the author of Blood Kin and Only the Animals.
(‘The School-shopping List’, p.42) writes journalism and fiction. Her latest novel is The Near Miss.
(‘One Step Beyond’, p.44) is the author of Woman of Substances, published by Black Inc. in June.
(‘Sensory Cycles’, p.48) is the art critic for the Boston Globe and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. His most recent book is The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.
(‘Lowlife in the Suburbs’, p.52) is a screenwriter and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
(‘Time Lords’, p.54) is the Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.
(‘In Light of Recent Events’, p.58) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist.