Every year, there are high hopes that the budget will usher in new policies for refugees and people seeking asylum. Unfortunately, the 2021-22 budget appears to forecast another bleak 12 months for refugees.
Poverty amongst University students is rife, yet many are turning a blind eye to its implications.
It is clear, now more than ever, that the Federal Government’s policy approach towards unemployment benefits — as a social good and a human right — warrants public scrutiny.
Bill Mitchell OAM writes on the changes, challenges and victories of a welfare righter on the 30-year anniversary of Economic Justice Australia, the peak body for community legal centres.
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The history of epidemics in Sydney uncovers a pattern of scapegoating poor and racially stigmatised populations.
I recently found myself, an avid lover of fashion, remarking to a colleague: ‘Really, all aspects of the fashion chain are terrible. The more I think about it, the more I feel like we shouldn’t wear clothing at all – we should all just be nude’. She laughed, but I was kind of serious. It […]
In Blue Lake, David Sornig writes about the vulnerability and resilience of a forgotten area of Melbourne, and the people who inhabit it.
While the Timorese government pens deals with oil giants, local Timorese people are still finding their feet after the brutal 24-year occupation.
In one of the opening scenes of Capharnaüm (2018), a boy in a striped prison uniform enters a crowded courtroom. Zain (Zain al-Rafeea) is already a celebrity of sorts, a child who brings a lawsuit against his own parents with the encouragement of a current affairs TV show. He has no birth certificate and no […]
Since 1991, people seeking asylum have been ineligible for any form of social security, instead they have made do with the little assistance they get under a constantly changing policy-based approach. In a new round of cuts within this policy, vast numbers of people seeking asylum will be at risk of avoidable destitution and homelessness.