Planning experts believe many Port Phillip residents are under informed about how climate change will increase their risk of flooding in coming decades
Gippsland’s industrial and economic past is returning to haunt it, with weather extremes and rising sea levels associated with human-induced climate change, driven by the use of fossil fuels.
Right Now set a challenge for a lucky bunch of postgraduate students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism (University of Melbourne). The pay off? Scale. Impact. Investigations. New journalists launching careers with skills, contacts and credibility in climate and human rights reporting.
Experts have warned for some time that if international air quality standards aren’t met, we will face a preventable public health emergency. Global warming is making it worse.
We’ve been taking a breather.
In that time we’ve witnessed the game changing federal election roll out in the shadow of the pandemic.
A wave of results across the country sent an unambiguous message to Canberra that Australians want action on climate change.
Sunshine Avenue in the Melbourne suburb of Kealba is lined on one side with brick houses with well-tended gardens. At first glance, the western suburbs street looks little different from other post-war suburbs in this city. Except the houses are just metres away from a burning landfill site. A gentle breeze blows odour from the […]
Racist water: In the remote Indigenous community of Laramba in the Northern Territory (NT), drinking water contains almost three times the maximum safe level of uranium recommended by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
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.
Three years after violence in Myanmar forced more than 745,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country, many in Australia are still suffering the consequences of statelessness.
Julia Lehm writes about the recent developments in South African Courts, which reiterate the right of local communities to consent to uses of their land. This has important implications for Australian mining companies, casting a spotlight on their use and abuse of human rights law.
Artist Eaten Fish documents the human rights abuses and daily agonies of life in an offshore immigration detention centre.