While coercive control legislation would mark a monumental shift away from the violence model of abuse, which sensationalises discrete episodes of physical assault, the reality is that the laws are unlikely, in and of themselves, to serve victims’ needs and prevent future harm.
This collection explores the varied experiences of living in the Arab diaspora in Australia, countering the portrayal of the Australian media, which ranges from homogenisation to racism.
In her poems, Leila explores a personal sense of origin that, like the ocean, binds several landscapes and times, coming back to the idea that a timeless, boundless love pervades.
Tony Birch’s newest book is an insight into how the laws initiating and perpetuating the Stolen Generations affected families and towns in rural Australia.
Do you believe in God? Why? Author Eli Glasman ruminates on the religious themes that have characterised his life.
‘Translucent’ by Cindy Jiang explores the assimilatory potential of growing up Asian in Australia.
Pung’s new collection gives an insight into a diverse range of topics, exploring multiculturalism, racism and migration in modern Australia.
Surrogacy violates the basic human rights of women and children. Dr Renate Klein explains why the practice should be banned in Australia to protect the most vulnerable.
This latest poem by Tessa Flemming delves into the unforgettable nature of trauma and is inspired by Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Brett Kavanaugh.
On the day I see The Bridge, at the Substation in Newport, there’s a State election in Victoria. I hadn’t planned it that way, but by election day, I’m glad to be seeing some theatre with its roots in the social realist Melbourne Workers Theatre, a (now-defunct) company that formed in Melbourne in 1987 out […]
The conversation around human rights comes in all forms, in this six-part series we explore that conversation through the lens of film.