The workplace is a breeding ground for mental illness stigma, writes Sam Ryan.
Dario Mujkic considers the “individualism” in rights discourse, the challenges of isolation and conflict that this poses, and the silver lining that is solidarity
Childcare in Australia is notoriously expensive. The Indonesian Institute has proposed that the Australian government should enable Australian families to hire Indonesian nannies as domestic migrant workers – for $200 per week.
Jeff Sparrows’s monograph on idleness, rights, and why we ought to work a little harder at working a little less.
In Right Now Radio’s final summer fill show, we chat about pregnancy discrimination, cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget and the incredible work of Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company.
The Australian Government and education providers make a nice profit from international students, but fail to protect them from being exploited in the workplace, writes Alexandra Hurley.
Right Now’s Rose Hunter speaks to Daisy Gardener, Oxfam’s Labour Rights Coordinator, about global labour rights, the Rana Plaza factory tragedy in Bangladesh, and how Australian consumers can act to protect workers’ rights.
When workers in industries other than mine are organising for rights, their ability to speak on what they need as workers is rarely questioned. However, when it comes to sex workers there is an assumption that we can’t even articulate what we want as workers, and that we can’t organise together. It is often argued […]
By David Donaldson. This piece is part of our September focus on Women’s Rights. See all of this month’s articles here. An effective and fair parental leave system is an important element in ensuring women’s financial independence. And it’s not just mothers we need to think about – making sure fathers do their bit is essential […]
Australia’s Anti-Racism Strategy is launched Led by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia’s National Anti- Racism Strategy, Racism, it stops with me, was launched last week calling on all Australians to say no to racism. The strategy “sets out a three year plan for Government to work with community partners to combat racism across schools […]
“I think if I didn’t take this job, I’d probably be in prison, or dead. One of the two.” These are the words of an anonymous interviewee in the short documentary, Off The Record. The documentary shares the stories of individuals who have struggled when seeking employment due to their criminal record. In Victoria, there […]
Keelia Fitzpatrick looks at the proposition that human rights and labour rights movements run on parallel tracks. Despite being enshrined in the International Labour Organisation’s ‘Fundamental Declaration on Principles and Rights at Work’, labour rights are often treated differently to those regarded as universal human rights. Our guest is Lisa Heap, Executive Director of the […]