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.
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.
Bill Mitchell OAM writes on the changes, challenges and victories of a welfare righter on the 30-year anniversary of Economic Justice Australia, the peak body for community legal centres.
In Part Two of our Freedom Interview series Right Now’s Nicola Caon spoke with social entrepreneur Farah Mohamed, founder and CEO of G(irls) 20.
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.