Last month in Sydney a 37-year-old Malaysian man, whose name has not yet been disclosed, was riding his bike to deliver a meal for UberEats when he was hit by a truck and killed. His death is the most recent of five delivery drivers killed on Australian roads in the last three months, further intensifying the scrutiny of working conditions within the gig economy.
To commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020, the role of music as a right, and as an expression, is celebrated, writes West Papuan musician and activist Ronny Kareni.
This sidelining of human rights makes it easier to subordinate human rights as less important than economic interests, writes Lee Carnie.
Simon Katterl takes us inside a public mental health hospital where it’s a daily battle for power and control.
Australia’s public health response to COVID-19 demonstrates a double standard that blatantly disregards refugees and asylum seekers’ fundamental right to health.
Can juries really be impartial on high profile cases when they are saturated by the media with information, opinion and propaganda about the people they are judging?
As the world learns of police brutality in the US, Australians are too ready to ignore the deaths of Bla(c)k people in their own country.
On the 45th anniversary of the Balibo 5 murders, Australia’s secret intelligence service still refuses to publicly reveal what it knows, writes Clinton Fernandes.
After a huge campaign to encourage every smartphone user in Australia to install and use the ‘COVIDSafe’ app, the effectiveness of the app has been negligible. But the impact of the app is much more significant, writes David Paris.
The Coalition of Supporters of Bernard Collaery and Witness K are calling for the prosecutions to be dropped, issuing a statement signed by leading public figures.
A proposed law that recently went before the Australian Federal Parliament would have given the Department of Home Affairs the power to ban access to mobile phones and other communication devices for some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in Australia: the refugees, asylum seekers and other non-citizens who are held in immigration detention.
Bill Mitchell OAM writes on the changes, challenges and victories of a welfare righter on the 30-year anniversary of Economic Justice Australia, the peak body for community legal centres.