Stories about Australia
3 November 2014
The new series of human rights videos by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law include ‘What are Human Rights?’ and ‘Marriage Equality’.
28 October 2014
According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.
21 October 2014
Using hand carved canoes, the Pacific climate warriors, along with dozens of Australians in kayaks, were able to prevent 10 scheduled ships from passing through the Newcastle coal port.
"Like so many of my generation I owe Mr Whitlam the privilege of a university education because he made it free of financial charges. MERCI."
6 October 2014
8 September 2014
The Australian port of Newcastle is exporting destruction upon the Pacific Islands at an unprecedented scale, and plans for expansion are underfoot.
7 September 2014
An Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei has been declared brain dead after suffering septicaemia from an infection contracted while in offshore detention. Many Australians have responded with compassion or anger.
20 July 2014
People from 16 different countries will voyage to Australia to deliver traditional canoes to major fossil fuel industry supporters. They want to highlight the dire consequences of climate change.
3 July 2014
Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.
People are calling for a Twitter "Day of Solidarity" with Palfreeman, imprisoned for murder. He says he was defending himself after trying to stop an attack on two Roma boys.