The government was criticised for paying little attention to rights on two major issues during October: its new anti-terror laws and its response to the spread of Ebola.
In the wake of Australia assuming the UN Security Council Presidency in September, Raymond Lau asks where to now for Australia and the international community on Darfur.
An estimated two to three million girls are subjected to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) each year. Leona Hameed looks at the practice in Australia and what can be done to eradicate it and to assist victims.
Remittances by South Sudanese Australians make a tangible and significant contribution to South Sudan, a fact that is largely unknown or unrecognised by the Australian government, explain Abraham Mamer and Sara Maher.