A generation of Australians have now grown up during the war on terror, the effect this has had on Australian society is pervasive, and nowhere more so than in our schools, as Randa Abdel-Fattah writes in her book Coming of Age in the War on Terror.
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.
To commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020, the role of music as a right, and as an expression, is celebrated, writes West Papuan musician and activist Ronny Kareni.
After a huge campaign to encourage every smartphone user in Australia to install and use the ‘COVIDSafe’ app, the effectiveness of the app has been negligible. But the impact of the app is much more significant, writes David Paris.
The Coalition of Supporters of Bernard Collaery and Witness K are calling for the prosecutions to be dropped, issuing a statement signed by leading public figures.
A proposed law that recently went before the Australian Federal Parliament would have given the Department of Home Affairs the power to ban access to mobile phones and other communication devices for some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in Australia: the refugees, asylum seekers and other non-citizens who are held in immigration detention.
Patrick Mullins’ latest is the first full account of the publishing industry players that helped bring the end of literary censorship in Australia
In 2019, a leaderless protest movement may have changed Hong Kong forever. Antony Dapiran’s latest provides a detailed analysis of the movement and the city
The Wikileaks founder’s extradition case could set a dangerous precedent that strengthens government overreach and limits freedom of the press.
Hong Kong’s new National Security Law must be understood as a transnational, as well as a local mechanism for repression.
To protest or not to protest, what is deemed essential when we can’t afford to wait for change?