The need to take urgent action on climate change is clear, for our environment, for our economy and for our human rights, Hugh de Kretser from the HRLC explains.
Citizenship in Australia is not a constitutional right, leaving Australian citizenship law vulnerable to political whims.
Janelle Koh speaks with Nathan Tang for Right Now about workshopping big ideas with young people, and how creativity and philosophy can change the world.
Through its repeal of the medevac legislation, Australia has taken our future and made it our demise, writes Shamindan Kanapadhi.
Dina Nayeri’s book, The Ungrateful Refugee, opens up a narrative of refugee experience, and what is it like to flee, hope, wait and start anew.
Nasuha Nasser speaks to three activists: Clare, Chris and Sobur, about the hopes they hold for a fairer and rights-respecting Australia.
What do human rights look like as a visual language? Jane Lyndon’s new book seeks to find out.
The poem ‘Razor Wire Childhood’ by Rodney Williams was inspired by a series of drawings by children held on Christmas Island. Although that facility has now closed, the issue of children held in detention in Australian government facilities is still relevant today.
I still remember the callous advertising campaign from 2014. You couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing the commander of Operation Sovereign Borders in his military uniform, patriotic as can be, threatening anyone arriving by boat, “You will not make Australia home”. The then prime minister, Tony Abbott, made his stance against people smugglers painfully […]
What will we, as a nation, become? Stop the Boats uses a slogan to investigate the ramifications of our horrific refugee policies.
In her first column for Right Now, Lur Alghurabi considers one’s relationship to country and to citizenry through the lens of her experience and through that of those around her, including her father.