In one of the opening scenes of Capharnaüm (2018), a boy in a striped prison uniform enters a crowded courtroom. Zain (Zain al-Rafeea) is already a celebrity of sorts, a child who brings a lawsuit against his own parents with the encouragement of a current affairs TV show. He has no birth certificate and no […]
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.
In the remote Indian state of Meghalaya, the Khasi people work in life-threatening conditions to survive, but their will for independence remains strong.
With unflinching focus, these poems by Lisa Jacobson depict the plight of those seeking asylum in Australia.
Zana Fraillon’s latest novel, The Ones That Disappeared, haunts the reader with a tale of three children searching for a happy future free from slavery
In August 2017, mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest was riled by the Australian Greens’ opposition to the cashless debit card system that’s been proposed for remote Indigenous communities. Forrest was quoted as saying that the party’s stance on this issue made them the “party for paedophiles”. Rewind twelve months. Throughout 2016, the Safe Schools Coalition […]
Indigenous voices from across the globe hit Sydney’s screens in the 2017 WINDA Film Festival. We review two films from the program that will make you think.
Writer Kelly Walker considers the impact of the same sex marriage plebiscite on the daily life of families.
Racism, bullying and dangerous fetishisation. Vanessa Head shares a personal account of growing up Asian in Australia.
Treating children badly through “tough on crime” measures will never make anyone safer.
We chat to human rights lawyer Shahleena Musk about the best ways to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in detention.
Save the Children’s Tim Norton spent a day at Za’atari refugee camp, the temporary home for around 80,000 Syrian refugees.