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.
Blackness has long been absent from Australian public galleries. And if present, it is often portrayed as the voiceless and nameless muse or servant to the whiteness of the protagonist. Importantly the National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial shows signs of change.
Under the Same Sky details the tragic story of Mojgan Shamsalipoor and Milad Jafari.
Clare McKenzie reviews the film Last Cab to Darwin, highlighting the complexities involved in the euthanasia debate.
Between a harsh budget, ongoing discussion of Racial Discrimination Act amendments, and misogynistic killings in the US, divisiveness stood out in the media during May, writes Pia White.
For a country where more than a quarter of us were born overseas, the Australian media has a very monotone voice, writes Mabel Kwong.
Pia White looks into the media’s role in cultural shift, through the recent coverage of two pertinent human rights issues: asylum seekers and gender equality.
Kick-Ass 2 is so much poorer than its predecessor that together they offer an informative case study on Hollywood’s obsession with violence, writes Sam Ryan.
By Sonia Nair. It’s been an abysmal week for Australian women with a succession of calculated, ugly and unprecedented expressions of hatred catapulting talk of sexism and misogyny to the forefront of social and political discussion. When Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched the ‘Women for Gillard’ campaign last week and cautioned against abortion again becoming […]
By Alana Lazdins. The exhibition, ‘Protest! Archives from the University of Melbourne’, at Leigh Scott Gallery in The University of Melbourne’s Baillieu Library features photographs, written histories and a wide range of ephemera documenting student activism on campus during the 1960s–1970s. The exhibition locates student dissent as the catalyst and driving force behind multiple political […]