“This collection allows us a moment to take breath, and to recognise that we are not isolated.” – Christos Tsiolkas
“There are few, if any, magazines in Australia that afford such space to issues of ethics and equity.” – Rebecca Giggs
“The development of not-for-profit media organisation Right Now is a lesson in socially responsible
and creative online publishing.” – Crikey.com.au
Poetic Justice is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia—issues that haven’t gone away, or gone elsewhere. From asylum seekers to Indigenous land rights; from the surveillance state to police racism, this anthology chronicles contemporary Australian debates about social justice.
Each of the works is an exercise in compassion as Poetic Justice seeks to recover the humanity too often lost in our discussions of human rights.
Poetic Justice is also an anthology of work published by Right Now, a not-for-profit media organisation with a focus on human rights issues in Australia. Since 2005 we have covered human rights issues through accessible and engaging online, print and radio media.
Featuring work by Malcolm Fraser, Julian Burnside, Anne Manne, Tony Birch, Pat Grant and a foreword by Christos Tsiolkas.