PNG Asylum Seeker Deal and West Papua – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

PNG has been front and centre of Australian news in recent weeks, meanwhile abuses in West Papua continue to go largely unnoticed.

Right Now Radio’s Ben Schokman and Rachel Ball discuss the whether the Australian Government’s PNG asylum seeker deal meets international obligations, and chat to the Human Rights Law Centre’s Tom Clarke about the predicament of West Papua.

Despite some concern within Australia, West Papua is another place where Australia may bear some complicity in human rights abuses.

Listen to Ben, Rachel and Tom on our SoundCloud page. Alternatively click to play below.


Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

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.