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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

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

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

There’s a lot more at stake than didgeridoos

Amarina Smith looks at the lack of protection for indigenous traditional knowledge in Australia and beyond.

Filed in: Australia Indigenous Peoples Trade

Detained forever, without knowing why

Australia should start paying back its human rights debt, says Olivia Ball.

Filed in: Australia Human Rights Refugees

Australia’s government is gutting progressive legislation

Adam Long despairs at the increasingly extremist bent of the Tony Abbott administration and its open disdain for equality.

Filed in: Australia Minorities

Welcome to Kaurna country

In the Adelaide plains, one Aboriginal language is enjoying an unlikely revival, explains Katrina Power.

Filed in: Australia Indigenous Peoples Language

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