Robert Manne
Robert Manne

Robert Manne is emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. His recent books include On Borrowed TimeMaking Trouble: Essays Against the New Complacency, and The Words that Made Australia (as co-editor). He has written three Quarterly Essays and is a regular contributor to the Monthly and the Guardian.

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Quarterly Essay 43: Bad News
Murdoch's Australian and the shaping of the nation

In recent years, there has seen unprecedented scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch’s empire in Britain. But what about in Australia, where he owns 70 per cent of the press? In Bad News, Robert Manne investigates Murdoch’s lead political voice here, the Australian newspaper, and how it shapes debate.

Quarterly Essay 13: Sending Them Home
Refugees and the new politics of indifference

In Sending Them Home, Robert Manne tells the stories of individual asylum seekers and finds in their experience the seeds of a devastating critique. Sending Them Home also contains a groundbreaking account of conditions in the offshore processing camps on Nauru.


Quarterly Essay 1: In Denial
The stolen generations and the Right

In this national bestseller Robert Manne attacks the right-wing campaign against the Bringing them home report that revealed how thousands of Aboriginal children had been taken from their parents.