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Opposition Leader, Foreign Minister, Governor-General, and defender of the constitutional status quo: Bill Hayden had a significant public career. Dave Hunt/AAP

Bill Hayden’s remarkable contribution to public life

Former Labor Leader and Governor-General Bill Hayden has died aged 85. Hayden is remembered for his role in establishing Medibank (later Medicare) and for leading Labor’s recovery after 1975.
McCarthy attends the 2009 premiere of the film adaptation of his novel ‘The Road.’ Evan Agostini/AP Photo

Cormac McCarthy’s fearless approach to writing

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was always willing to experiment with his prose, pacing and narration, crafting an oeuvre that varied wildly in style and structure.

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