Every year, there are high hopes that the budget will usher in new policies for refugees and people seeking asylum. Unfortunately, the 2021-22 budget appears to forecast another bleak 12 months for refugees.
Unemployment is rarely a choice for young people, writes Zoya Patel. In order to end youth unemployment in Australia, the Abbott Government needs to change its approach.
Dr Lesley Russell examines the Impact of the 2014-15 Budget on Indigenous Programs and Services.
Dario Mujkic scrutinises the rhetoric of making Medicare more “sustainable”, and reveals a surprising history of government attitudes towards Medicare in Australia
Alexandra Hurley compares human rights frameworks in Argentina and Australia, and suggests we need not wait for a “Dirty War” here to implement clear human rights protections
Pia White looks back over media coverage of human rights during June, a month dominated by welfare, the environment and the ever-present issue of government handling of asylum seekers.
In a time when Australia commits through its budget to exacerbate inequality, Alistair Robertson asks whether the language of human rights can express the demand for economic equality.
Between a harsh budget, ongoing discussion of Racial Discrimination Act amendments, and misogynistic killings in the US, divisiveness stood out in the media during May, writes Pia White.
By Sienna Merope Australia’s current mandatory detention policy not only breaches our legal and ethical obligations, it is also a colossal waste of money. Mandatory detention of what the Federal Government likes to call “Irregular Maritime Arrivals” was first introduced in 1989. Under the policy, all asylum seekers who arrive by boat are put in […]