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The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country’s prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

Filed in: Australia Human Rights Refugees

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

Filed in: Arms Conflict Indonesia Military Peace Timor-Leste

Australia: a nice, friendly, sunny place?

There are many myths about the country that just don’t hold up, writes Stephen Langford.

Filed in: Australia Human Rights Migration

Worse than fiction: discrimination against women

Too often our legal system privileges the status quo instead of protecting the vulnerable, writes Brian Loffler.

Filed in: Australia Women

Those who couldn’t be there

Thousands attended the World Social Forum in Tunis last month. But, says Giedre Steikunaite, we mustn’t forget the absent, the missing, the disappeared.

Filed in: Australia Children Human Rights Mexico Migration Western Sahara

We need to stand with small island states

Climate change rocks small island states, writes Hannah Fair.

Filed in: Climate Change Maldives Vanuatu

The Morning Star will rise all over the world

Clare Harding on global solidarity with Indonesian-occupied West Papua to mark its independence day.

Filed in: Human Rights Indonesia West Papua

Saving the Solomons’ cloud forest

Indigenous landowners are taking their government to court over alleged irregularities in a logging company deal. Kayt Davies investigates.

Filed in: Activism Environment Forests Solomon Islands Sustainability

It’s a ‘free’ market… if you invest where we tell you to

Fossil fuel divestment is causing Australia’s elites to sweat, reports Charlie Wood.

Filed in: Australia Climate Change

Australian-born baby deemed illegal immigrant

Peter Mares reports on the controversial case of Baby Ferouz.

Filed in: Australia Children Law Migration

Twin concerns in commercial surrogacy

We need better laws to protect both sides in the rent-a-womb industry, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Australia Children Ethics India Society

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