Forced marriage remains one of the most complex and poorly understood human rights and policy issues encountered by Australia in recent years.
Poverty amongst University students is rife, yet many are turning a blind eye to its implications.
Jack Maxwell explains that new laws aimed at bikie groups are a threat to the rights of all citizens, and what legal means might resist them
With the World Cup around the corner, Justine Curatolo highlights initiatives using sport to promote social inclusion, such as the “Homeless World Cup”.
Dario Mujkic considers the “individualism” in rights discourse, the challenges of isolation and conflict that this poses, and the silver lining that is solidarity
Check out Right’s Now’s April 2014 issue on critiques of human rights
By Roxanne Moore and Alexandra Scott. We cheered when Rudd abolished Temporary Protection Visas. We celebrated when Rudd ended the Pacific Solution. His return to power restored our hope… then suddenly – BAM – hello Darkness, my old friend. Now what? This shrewd policy has left most of us in despair, grasping at arguments which […]
By Jacqui Fetchet. This article is part of our April and May focus on Art and Human Rights. “For me the idea of a blank canvas is one of the most empowering things – the thought that you can do anything, go anywhere, say whatever you want. It is freedom of speech. For my people it […]
By Blue Mahy Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. – C.S. Lewis I believe what C.S. Lewis meant is that literature has a symbiotic relationship with the “real” world. Literature takes from the real world but within literature is also the power to reshape it. This is not to say that […]
Muslim women don’t have to choose between their religious identity and their Australian identity, they are in a position to embrace both.