On the 45th anniversary of the Balibo 5 murders, Australia’s secret intelligence service still refuses to publicly reveal what it knows, writes Clinton Fernandes.
Filmmaker Alfred Pek and journalist JN Joniad discuss Freedom Street, their ongoing documentary project into the lives of refugees in Indonesia
Investigative journalist, John Martinkus, delivers a gripping and informative report on the violent conflicts and suppression of West Papua, taking place on Australia’s doorstep.
When a widespread problem defies national borders, what can neighbouring nations do to fulfil the rights of their people?
Australia must take the lead in opposing capital punishment in Asia. But how? What kind of role should we play? Former Reprieve intern Fia Hamid-Walker helps us to answer these questions.
Executions are spectacles to satisfy our thirst for vengeance. We would be fooling ourselves to think otherwise, writes Senthorun Raj.
Despite its large youth population, Timor Leste’s legal protection mechanisms for children need development.
Sharna Jade Bremner explains the plight of asylum seekers in Timor-Leste, the theoretical legal protections and the fear and intimidation they face in practice.
Laura O’Neill describes the situation on the ground for asylum seekers in Indonesia now that Australia is “deterring” boat arrivals – work rights, UNHCR processing, access to education and the threat of deportation or detention once refugee claims are rejected.
In the wake of recent revelations that Australia has turned at least two boats of asylum seekers back to Indonesia, Clarrie Burke looks at both the history and the current unfolding of the Coalition promise to “stop the boats”.