In Funny Weather, critic Olivia Laing makes a case for why art matters in these dark times, and questions the state of critical culture.
A lot of people may be questioning whether protests are the best way to apply pressure. The answer is that we haven’t yet found a better way.
Joseph Gleeson takes us to the year 2035 or 2038, as the leader of the Refugee Council of Australia waits for the Prime Minister to finish speaking.
Companies are facing increased scrutiny over modern slavery, but where do we stand on human trafficking?
After an unprecedented bushfire season, the curious protagonist of Dr Virgina Lowe’s prose poems considers our planet, the climate crisis and chance.
Emma Hartley argues that a democratic deficit at Australian universities is stalling progress on addressing systemic issues like sexual violence and placing the onus of action on students rather than administration.
Eliah Castiello explores the distinction between animal rights and animal welfare, and how our understanding of human rights affects how we treat animals.
Although Sandra Renew’s poem is a response to the police-led violence of the Bjelke-Petersen era in Queensland, it remains relevant to recent protests in which police seek to silence dissent.
Jasmine Shirrefs writes about their experience of being on the Centrelink unemployed pension.
Daryl Yang considers the criminalisation of non-disclosure of HIV in Singapore, and the implications of a recent legal development for LGBTQ+ Singaporeans.
In Amirah Al Wassif’s poem, she captures the cadence of many women’s voices and unites them all with a sense of resilience and hope.
Bidjara Dreaming is a poem based off true stories handed down to Leroy Wilson from his grandfather and great-grandmother from the Bidjara country