Twenty years ago, a Norwegian freighter rescued hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers off a sinking Indonesian vessel, triggering a crisis that ushered in Australia’s hardline immigration policies. Read the full story for Al Jazeera here.
A Yarraville man is calling out discriminatory practices in air travel and demanding airlines provide better service for people with disabilities as the Disability Royal Commission continues. Noah Callan’s change.org petition ‘Make air travel inclusive for people with disability’ has gone viral with over 44,000 signatures. Mr… Read More
Consider for a moment, your citizenship. For most people our nationality, and therefore our citizenship, is something we were born with, something we inherited and are in no danger of ever losing. Yet, around the world today, there is an estimated 10 million stateless people.… Read More
Since becoming a reporter for The New York Times in 2016, Vicky Xu has lost faith in the ability of traditional journalism to report effectively on human rights issues. As a journalist, Ms Xu covered a range of human rights allegations, including the detention of Uyghur Muslims in the Chinese province… Read More
Funding for the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Force has been drastically reduced in recent years, with over US$1.9 billion owed to the organization in contributions from its members. Since its inception, peacekeeping has been harshly scrutinized by the international community, with glaring failures in Rwanda… Read More
For five years, a gruesome civil war raged on these terms, a conflict based upon unsubstantiated suspicions and racial prejudice. This latest peace deal has provided some respite for the people of South Sudan, but beneath this superficial calm remains an array of fundamental issues… Read More
Around the world, water scarcity is increasingly changing the face of conflict. Beyond its being essential to human survival – one can only live a few days without consumption – water is also required for basic hygiene and agricultural production. In 2013, the Global Water… Read More
Ashin Wirathu, a leading monk in the ongoing persecution of Muslims in Rakhine State, was this week issued an arrest warrant by a Myanmar court, on the basis of “exciting or attempting to excite disaffection towards the government.” The warrant is significant not for the… Read More