How a social media movement gave victims, activists and communities a language to voice their lived experience without the need for legalese.
Writing plays a subversive role in our political movements, yet, are we growing ambivalent or disengaged because of information-fatigue?
Zoya Patel reflects on the state of women’s reproductive rights in Victoria, where a new case regarding safe access zones is heading for the High Court.
The right to protest is an abstract freedom, one that saw Fed Square swarmed by March for Men protesters. Madison Griffiths and Sam Biddle watched on.
This represents a profound difference to written languages, in that you could only learn an Aboriginal language by living in the lands and community, where and to whom the languages belongs. This nexus of language and culture is holistic, as every utterance defines individual and communal, spiritual and practical knowledge of place and law. It […]
It might be said that the law recognises that being able to spend time with those who you call your own is important to one feeling human. But what does this protection mean if police are issued broad powers to determine who is a suitable person for you to associate with?
Can you imagine living in the world’s least affordable city to buy a home? Here’s what the residents think about the unfolding housing crisis in Hong Kong.
Dutton’s gone but the Department of Home Affairs is going full steam ahead with its draft bill on encryption, putting Australians’ data privacy at risk.
“We are not either. We are not specifically Asian. We are not specifically Australian, but we live within that space,” says Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert, speaking about her exhibition Hyphenated that was shown at The Substation over March and April 2018. I encountered Tammy’s name several times on the Facebook group “Asian Australian Studies Research Network” before […]
Since 1991, people seeking asylum have been ineligible for any form of social security, instead they have made do with the little assistance they get under a constantly changing policy-based approach. In a new round of cuts within this policy, vast numbers of people seeking asylum will be at risk of avoidable destitution and homelessness.
When a widespread problem defies national borders, what can neighbouring nations do to fulfil the rights of their people?
In Australia, victims of sexual assault in family law proceedings are left with no privilege over their counselling records.