Politics
Holocaust Survivor Halina Wagowska Weighs In on Asylum Seeker Policy

Holocaust Survivor Halina Wagowska Weighs In on Asylum Seeker Policy

Holocaust survivor Halina Wagowska is one of the last remaining survivors of the Auschwitz and Stutoff concentration camps. She chats with Emily Woods about the dark period that is the current state of Australia’s asylum seeker policy.
Disability Advocates Campaign to Pull Young Aussies Out of Aged Care Homes

Disability Advocates Campaign to Pull Young Aussies Out of Aged Care Homes

Disability advocates have launched a fundraising campaign to help pull 7,500 young Australians with high care needs out of aged care homes across the country. Aneeka Simonis reports.
Fighting for a Fair Go: The Plight of 300,000 New Zealanders Living in Australia

Fighting for a Fair Go: The Plight of 300,000 New Zealanders Living in Australia

Look beyond the jibes about Australia’s ‘seventh state’ and you’ll find that the jovial face of the ANZAC bond has a dark side, writes Grace Edwards. It has allowed legislative changes, drastically restricting the rights of many New Zealanders living in Australia, to fly under the radar for over a decade.
The AEC Wants You!

The AEC Wants You!

There are many things in your day to day life you get a say in. Which restaurant to eat dinner at. What movie to watch. What to wear. Sarah Kempson urges you to make sure the 2013 Australian Election is on that list.
I’m A Woman… Didn’t You Notice?

I’m A Woman… Didn’t You Notice?

Gender discrimination in the workplace exists, and in order to lessen the degree to which that occurs, in order achieve equality, it is necessary to voice our concerns, writes Tiyana Matliovski.
Parliament Votes for 'Act of Recognition'

Parliament Votes for ‘Act of Recognition’

This afternoon, parliament voted in favour of an Act of Recognition, which commits Australia to amending our Constitution to include and acknowledge Indigenous Australians.
The Recess of Electoral Education

The Recess of Electoral Education

Are Australians afforded a suitable introduction to their vital institutions, civil society and its processes to make an informed decision from a young age and into maturity, Tom Valcanis asks? Are school children introduced to politics at a young enough age? And what is meant by “political literacy” in 2011?

Principled Stand, Plummeting Poll?

Tom Valcanis wants our leaders to show some gumption – some vision – for our nation. Our mainstream political discourse is seemingly all but devoid of principle; its hollowed out core has been filled with spin and turned on a disaffected electorate.

Australia’s Live Export Shame – And What You Can Do

Olivia Hambrett is terrifically sad at the brutal end being delivered to so many of Australia's sheep and cattle - it's not right, it's not just, it is enabled by our country and it MUST STOP.

The Granted Wish

"Once upon a time...there lived a young girl named Julia." And so begins Lee Zachariah's original fairy tale, featuring some of your favourite characters - Gillard and the Fairy Godmother - tracing Gillard's rise, and granted wish. Read more

Onya Pollies: The Fifth Quarter (And None Given)

Tom Valcanis answers the question, that everyone is asking, after the no result from Saturday's Federal Election - "So, what now?" Read more

Onya Pollies: Final Week

Tom Valcanis leads us into the final week of the federal election that, he claims, has been run by a media circus and a bunch of clown journalists, all holding up a mirror to our culture. Read more