As a first-generation Australian of Congolese descent, identity has been a topic I have for some time now brooded over. I feel that I have been bracketed into this category of African-Australian and this has led me to adopt behaviours and a manner that corresponds with this identification.
On January 22 the possession and facilitation of nuclear weapons will be prohibited by international law, however, Australia has at every stage of the law’s process shown its unwillingness to create an anti-nuclear world.
As online technology advances unfettered by ethical restraint, their creators increasingly see the resulting problems as an “existential threat”, in Neflix’s new documentary The Social Dilemma.
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.
Simon Katterl takes us inside a public mental health hospital where it’s a daily battle for power and control.
“The proposal for an Indigenous voice to Parliament unites Australians because it’s a fair and modest idea. It’s a concept based on inclusive dialogue and partnership in Indigenous affairs – itself a unifying concept.”
Shireen Morris, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne University Law School
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