The book A Secret Australia Revealed by the Wikileaks Exposés, edited by Felicity Ruby and Peter Cronau, was released at the time where Julian Assange, creator of Wikileaks, was awaiting his extradition trial to the United States for the publication of classified and sensitive information relating to the War on Terror.
Facebook tried to use Australia as a warning to the rest of the world about what happens when you try to regulate them. Instead, they have shown that they are no longer the friendly social network and will go to great lengths to get their way.
This sidelining of human rights makes it easier to subordinate human rights as less important than economic interests, writes Lee Carnie.
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.
Antony Loewenstein has spent the past decade following corporations around the world, examining how they cash in on crises by securing lucrative government contracts, often with little scrutiny of their activities.
Robin de Crespigny looks at our boat towback policies through the eyes of Yaser Naseri, an Iranian asylum seeker who narrowly escaped death at sea.
Why don’t we listen to the range of experts who are criticising our country’s asylum seeker policies?
Exhibited at the Global Ideas Forum this weekend, Voiceless Journeys is a project that depicts the stories of 101 people who left their countries as a result of conflict or internal problems to come to Australia.
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