About Right Now


Right Now exists to make Australians think differently about human rights and the way these issues impact their own lives. It is a platform for independent, timeless pieces of targeted investigations and editorial work that focus on underreported issues.

Right Now focuses on several central pillars under the umbrella of human rights:  First Nations justice, law and policy, health and society, and climate change as the focus areas of human rights in Australia.

The work of our established and emerging writers, journalists and artists aims to inform and empower by providing the free flow of information and upholding the ethics and foundations of journalism. Right Now presents human rights stories in compelling and creative ways that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. 

We do this by: 

  • Providing in-depth and informed investigations and commentary on human rights 
  • Fostering and supporting emerging writers, journalists and artists and providing priority platforms for lived-experience and under-represented voices.
  • Championing art and creative expression of human rights issues in non-traditional reporting forms 
  • Nurturing partnerships and building a collaborative human rights community in Australia
  • Pushing traditional boundaries: in scope, form and thinking

Right Now is produced largely on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.