This moving story by Christy Collins was shortlisted for Right Now’s Fiction Competition, judged by Anna Funder and Tony Birch.
Spencer Zifcak explains why Australia’s asylum seeker policy misses the scale of the global refugee tragedy, disregarding both the humanity of asylum seekers and Australia’s international responsibility.
Sarah George, co-ordinator of the national education program “Five Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘Boat People’”, tackles social media, online protesting and planning a popular campaign.
In Panic, David Marr chronicles the use of fear in recent years by Australian politicians and the media, and paints a grim picture of more to come, writes Sonia Nair.
Tom Greenwood has directed a short film about the story of Balan, a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker living in western Sydney.
Papua New Guinea is ranked 134 out of 147 in the UNDP’s Gender Development Index. Given that Australia accepts refugees from PNG on the basis of gender-based violence, Angelica Neville argues that the Australian Government will be sending female asylum seekers into harm’s way.
Asher Hirsch interviews three young men from refugee backgrounds. Read their inspirational stories.
While the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers continues to recommend a regional solution for asylum seekers, Asher Hirsch questions whether such a task is possible.