On the last day of sitting in 2017 the government introduced sweeping changes to Australia’s secrecy laws that have huge implications for our democracy.
How can the legal system grapple with #MeToo, the movement that has sparked outrage and calls for justice around the world?
In August 2017, mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest was riled by the Australian Greens’ opposition to the cashless debit card system that’s been proposed for remote Indigenous communities. Forrest was quoted as saying that the party’s stance on this issue made them the “party for paedophiles”. Rewind twelve months. Throughout 2016, the Safe Schools Coalition […]
During Senate estimates in October last year, the Australian government dug further into the deep and dark moral abyss in which it is stuck in relation to the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons. In questioning by Tasmanian Labor Senator Lisa Singh, DFAT Assistant Secretary Richard Sadleir sought to explain the circumstances in which under […]
At the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Sam Flynn spoke to those who write from the margins, despite the real and violent repercussions they face for doing so.
Here are the top stories of 2017, as voted by the Right Now team!
As Australia legislates marriage equality, are our anti-discrimination protections at risk of being peeled back?
Does the violence and conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State amount to war crimes, or crimes against humanity?
Shireen Morris responds to the government’s rejection of the proposal for a national Indigenous representative body.
Ali MC takes us inside the Tribunal as witnesses retell the atrocities and human rights abuses suffered by the Rohingya people.
An inside look at Australia’s path to introducing a Modern Slavery Act – what would this mean for Australians, and how does it compare to other nations?
As stateless people without citizenship rights in any nation, they are now besieged by the Myanmar Army intent on driving them out – what can be done?