Aspects of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 have raised serious concerns for human rights in Australia. The following is a short overview of Right Now’s initial views on the budget.
As we approach another bushfire season, Bill Cotter recalls the devastation on Betka Beach after last summer’s fires and also the resilience of nature.
Multispecies stories challenge the assumption that humans are separate from and superior to the environment.
Moving the Darkness is a personal reflection, part eye-witness account of the recent mega fires ravaging the South Coast of NSW, where Freddy Iryss lives.
After an unprecedented bushfire season, the curious protagonist of Dr Virgina Lowe’s prose poems considers our planet, the climate crisis and chance.
The theme of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s yearly program is ‘solastalgia’ which asks what the response of art will be in face of destruction, dispossession and the climate crisis. The program was kicked off with moving works from Nick Moir, Tony Curran and Waratah Lahy, and Hannah Bronte.
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.
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.
I don’t know whether to be intensely irritated, that he is telling me the reality I don’t want to hear, or profoundly grateful that I can tell him my darkest thoughts and he responds with love.
The government was armed with rhetoric for a climate change debate, but not prepared for any disaster a changed climate brings.
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.