On this month’s Right Now Radio podcast, Ben Schokman and Rachel Ball speak with Evelyn Tadros to get the low down on the enormously successful Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, and Rachel speaks with Gerard Brody about the “Do Not Knock” campaign started by the Consumer Action Law Centre. As usual, Ben and Rachel catch up on the big human rights news stories from the last month and take a look at what’s happening at www.rightnow.org.au.
Forced marriage remains one of the most complex and poorly understood human rights and policy issues encountered by Australia in recent years.
Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.