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News July 27, 2019
Farm activists face tougher laws
As federal and state governments impose tougher laws to deter animal activists from trespassing on farms, there is growing concern that journalists and whistleblowers will be unable to report on unethical farming practices.
News April 13, 2019
Delays in citizenship applications
Under the Coalition government, the processing of citizenship paperwork has increased to often upwards of 300 days, causing a huge backlog of applications and infuriating refugee groups.
News June 01, 2019
The homelessness crisis
Discussions about housing affordability have frequently omitted those who are most severely affected by the crisis: people experiencing homelessness. Advocates in the homelessness sector are calling on the government to act.
News March 09, 2019
Action plan on stillbirths
The federal government is preparing an action plan after a senate inquiry found stillbirths are occurring disproportionately among Indigenous and migrant women.
News November 03, 2018
Detained South Sudanese future unclear
The fate of a group of South Sudanese men awaiting deportation from detention on Christmas Island is unknown, after the closure of the island’s detention centre.
News June 30, 2018
Indigenous players and the AFL
Five years ago guidelines were established to help Indigenous AFL recruits throughout their careers. But with little being done, a group of ex-players has now decided to turn words into actions.
News March 31, 2018
Dutton uses visas as second criminal sentence
A South Sudanese man who grew up in Australia awaits deportation from Christmas Island, as Peter Dutton uses ministerial powers to punish refugee members of ‘Apex’.
News February 03, 2018
Skills recognition for refugees
For skilled professionals forced to flee countries such as Syria, the challenges they face getting their qualifications certified in Australia harm the wider community as much as they harm them.
Life September 01, 2017
Héritier Lumumba’s ‘Fair Game’
A new documentary on footballer Héritier Lumumba calls out systemic racism in the AFL but also holds a mirror up to endemic problems in Australian society.
Opinion July 29, 2017
Opinion journalism and clickbait
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News June 24, 2017
Migrant language service budget cuts
Federal budget changes to a program that teaches new Australians language skills are, according to the Adult Migrant English Service, prioritising cost savings above social integration.
News May 20, 2017
Australian missing in South Sudan
The sister of a young man who vanished on a family holiday to South Sudan believes her brother was kidnapped by rebel soldiers. Why then, she asks, is DFAT doing nothing to find him?