Although Sandra Renew’s poem is a response to the police-led violence of the Bjelke-Petersen era in Queensland, it remains relevant to recent protests in which police seek to silence dissent.
The conclusion of the four-part SBS series Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl delivered a sense of fulfilling closure, but Mohamad Tabbaa scratches beneath the fluffy surface to discover an unsettling situation that lies far from a satisfactory ending.
Meghana Sharma takes a look at a gap in Victoria’s legal system – compensation for victims of police abuses of power
Queensland has over recent weeks passed a number of laws declaring guilt by association for those who are members of or associate with “criminal” bikie gangs. Kate Galloway looks at the culture of executive domination in politics in Queensland.
Are liberty and violence morally irreconcilable? Isabella Royce asks us to ask again in this think piece on the relationship between the right to protest, violence as a political technique and violent government reactions.