The site of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre was originally known as the Villawood Migrant Hostel. Sadie Grant Butler reflects upon Villawood’s history in order to propose a way forward.
22-year-old Chris is young and talented, with a keen sense of humour and an adventurous spirit. He is also homeless. Hear his story as told by Right Now columnist Sylvie Leber.
We are still uncovering the true effects of the removal and institutionalisation of Aboriginal children, writes Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s Alister McKeich.
Rose Carnes clarifies how the closure of remote Aboriginal communities is a form of forced eviction as defined by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Michael Green writes about his neighbour “Danny”, who instead of a house, has a street to call home.
Right Now Editor, Marta Skrabracz, writes about “ghettoisation” and what this means for community identity in Australia.
For whom else does the bell toll? Madolyn Smith asks how the Abbott/Hockey Budget will affect the 757 million people living in extreme poverty in the Asia Pacific.
This story by Laura McPhee-Browne was shortlisted for Right Now’s Fiction Competition, judged by Anna Funder and Tony Birch.
This short story by Rose Hartley was awarded joint runner-up of Right Now’s Fiction Competition, judged by Anna Funder and Tony Birch.
Short fiction from Laura McPhee-Browne, shortlisted for the Right Now Poetry and Fiction Competition, judged by Anna Funder and Tony Birch.
James Muldoon explains the wide discretionary powers Victoria’s new anti-protest law provide police to “move on” political dissent, trade unionism, and home
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.