Right Now set a challenge for a lucky bunch of postgraduate students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism (University of Melbourne). The pay off? Scale. Impact. Investigations. New journalists launching careers with skills, contacts and credibility in climate and human rights reporting.
As the climate crisis intensifies, so too does the language we use about the impacts of harmful human behaviour on the environment.
Experts have warned for some time that if international air quality standards aren’t met, we will face a preventable public health emergency. Global warming is making it worse.
We’ve been taking a breather.
In that time we’ve witnessed the game changing federal election roll out in the shadow of the pandemic.
A wave of results across the country sent an unambiguous message to Canberra that Australians want action on climate change.
Sunshine Avenue in the Melbourne suburb of Kealba is lined on one side with brick houses with well-tended gardens. At first glance, the western suburbs street looks little different from other post-war suburbs in this city. Except the houses are just metres away from a burning landfill site. A gentle breeze blows odour from the […]
Animals Make us Human is a collection of writings reflecting on the 2019/20 bushfires. Kirli Saunders talks about her essay for the book on the glossy black cockatoo.
Animals Make us Human is a collection of writings reflecting on the 2019/20 bushfires. David Lindenmayer talks about his essay for the book on the great gliders.
Aspects of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 have raised serious concerns for human rights in Australia. The following is a short overview of Right Now’s initial views on the budget.
After an unprecedented bushfire season, the curious protagonist of Dr Virgina Lowe’s prose poems considers our planet, the climate crisis and chance.
The theme of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s yearly program is ‘solastalgia’ which asks what the response of art will be in face of destruction, dispossession and the climate crisis. The program was kicked off with moving works from Nick Moir, Tony Curran and Waratah Lahy, and Hannah Bronte.