No Friend But the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian Picador Australia, 2018 “Is courage the opposite of fear?” asks Behrouz Boochani in his monumental, impossible new work, No Friend But the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison (Picador, 2018). “Or is courage a virtue that emerges out of the essence of […]
“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.
As hegemonic structures regenerate across the world, this Berlin-based exhibition explores the asymmetries of power dictating who is host and who is guest.
With unflinching focus, these poems by Lisa Jacobson depict the plight of those seeking asylum in Australia.
We are one, but we are many – yet, both here and around the world, the Australian identity is one far too limited by skin colour.
West Australian award-winning writer and educator Reneé Pettitt-Schipp writes about her experience teaching English and Art to asylum seeker and islander students on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from 2011 to 2014.
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival inspires and engages audiences with an exciting 2018 program. We review our top film picks.
As Bangladesh’s monsoon season approaches, the lives of more than 870,000 refugees depend on swift action. What will our leaders do?
Poet Vivienne Mohan considers the impact of war on everyday lives.
In this poem writer John Bartlett considers the plight of the asylum seekers on Manus Island detention centre.