• Feature Article

    Checking a partisan court

    E J Dionne Jr |  The US constitutional system of checks and balances works only if those in a position to work the levers of checking and balancing do their job. It seems a Republican Congress and Republican appointees to the Supreme Court have no taste for such work leaving the president unchecked, writes E J Dionne Jr for Commonweal Magazine.
  • Feature Article

    Israel's "shoot to cripple" policy in Gaza

    Stuart Littlewood |  Young Gazans are now facing mass lifelong disability as punishment for merely gathering in unarmed protest.A steadily increasing toll of secondary amputations is inevitable. They will also need intensive rehabilitation, but the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza was destroyed by Israeli bombing in 2014 and has not been re-built, writes Stuart Littlewood for American Herald Tribune.
  • Feature Article

    So many indigenous kids in NT detention

    Thalia Anthony |  The proportion of Indigenous children in penal detention centres in the NT is higher than in any other state or territory. The number of children in NT juvenile detention centres who are Indigenous has continued to climb in recent years, writes Thalia Anthony for SBS's The Feed.
  • Feature Article

    Turnbull refuses to rule out new coal-fired stations

    Katherine Murphy |  The Coalition had earlier backed a failed One Nation motion supporting the coal industryMalcolm Turnbull has refused to answer questions about whether the Coalition will facilitate the construction of new coal-fired power stations or retrofit old ones as part of building internal support for the national energy guarantee, and courting One Nation support in the Senate, writes Katherine Murphy for Guardian Australia.
  • Feature Article

    Cuts to services for asylum seekers

    Nishadh Rego |  The Australian federal government has informed civil society organisations that it will cut over a thousand people seeking asylum off vital support services provided through the Status Resolution Support Program (SRSS) from the end of July.
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    US bishops at Mexico border amid separation

    Brian Roewe |  A delegation of U.S. bishops will head to the nation's southern border Monday as national attention remains focused on the separation of immigrant families who have attempted to enter the country illegally, writes Brian Roewe for National Catholic Reporter.

Working together for the world

Cecily McNeill | 30 June 2018

The plight of 12 teenagers and their football coach trapped in a vast underground cave system in northern Thailand has gripped the world’s imagination. A huge sigh of relief lifted spirits around the globe when news came that they had been found. 

US bishops at Mexico border amid separation

Brian Roewe | 30 June 2018

A delegation of U.S. bishops will head to the nation's southern border Monday as national attention remains focused on the separation of immigrant families who have attempted to enter the country illegally, writes Brian Roewe for National Catholic Reporter.

So many indigenous kids in NT detention

Thalia Anthony | 30 June 2018

The proportion of Indigenous children in penal detention centres in the NT is higher than in any other state or territory. The number of children in NT juvenile detention centres who are Indigenous has continued to climb in recent years, writes Thalia Anthony for SBS's The Feed

Israel's "shoot to cripple" policy in Gaza

Stuart Littlewood | 30 June 2018

Young Gazans are now facing mass lifelong disability as punishment for merely gathering in unarmed protest. A steadily increasing toll of secondary amputations is inevitable. They will also need intensive rehabilitation, but the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza was destroyed by Israeli bombing in 2014 and has not been re-built, writes Stuart Littlewood for American Herald Tribune.

Checking a partisan court

E J Dionne Jr | 30 June 2018

The US constitutional system of checks and balances works only if those in a position to work the levers of checking and balancing do their job. It seems a Republican Congress and Republican appointees to the Supreme Court have no taste for such work leaving the president unchecked, writes E J Dionne Jr for Commonweal Magazine.

Corporate harm on the front line in the Pacific

Amy Sinclair | 06 June 2018

Small Pacific nations are easy prey for big business, writes Amy Sinclair, for New Matilda.The natural wealth of Pacific nations is disappearing overseas. Unseen and unheard, the voices of Pacific Island communities on the frontline of deforestation, irresponsible mining and seabed exploitation are being overlooked and human rights abuses are going unchecked in remote rural regions.

The cases of murdered Aboriginal people need to be heard

Amy McQuire | 06 June 2018

In 1988, Aboriginal teenager Mark Haines was found on the train tracks in Tamworth, northern NSW. Immediately, the police thought it was a suicide. That was despite the family knowing that it was “out of character”, and despite the testimony of the train driver who found him, a railway investigator who saw that there was little blood, and a towel folded neatly under his head.

Microfinance for women doesn't cut inequality

Sara Niner | 06 June 2018

Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses has been an integral part of AustralianAmerican and other aid programs for decades. This is called “microfinance”, and the aim is not only to alleviate poverty, but to empower women.

Kafka comes to Nauru

Harold Zwier | 06 June 2018

Befriend a Child in Detention started in 2014 to support refugee and asylum seeker children in detention, by sending them donated new books, writing material and toys. Letters from Australian school children are also placed inside the books we send, as a way of providing something more personal than a plain gift.

Ambae evacuees to receive help from government

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Plans to support people on Vanuatu's Ambae who want to relocate to the nearby island of Maewo are being finalised. Ambae's volcano has been erupting since September, but activity increased in April with ash and acid rain ruining crops and contaminating water supplies.

  • The environment most vulnerable as globe warms

    Cecily McNeill | 06 June 2018

    The environment is more in jeopardy than first thought - a new report out of China suggests the Paris Agreement's 2°C increase in the earth's temperature on pre-industrial levels will soon be swamped with projections it will rise to double this figure before the end of the 21st century.  

  • Editorial: recalling Rerum Novarum on work

    Cecily McNeill | 10 May 2018

    May kicks off with International Workers’ Day on the feast of St Joseph the Worker, an important anniversary in Catholic Social Teaching which started with Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum in 1891 on the condition of the working classes.

  • Turnbull refuses to rule out new coal-fired stations

    Katherine Murphy | 30 June 2018

    The Coalition had earlier backed a failed One Nation motion supporting the coal industry
    Malcolm Turnbull has refused to answer questions about whether the Coalition will facilitate the construction of new coal-fired power stations or retrofit old ones as part of building internal support for the national energy guarantee, and courting One Nation support in the Senate, writes Katherine Murphy for Guardian Australia.

  • Cuts to services for asylum seekers

    Nishadh Rego | 30 June 2018

    The Australian federal government has informed civil society organisations that it will cut over a thousand people seeking asylum off vital support services provided through the Status Resolution Support Program (SRSS) from the end of July.

     

  • Pope challenges economics, globalisation

    Bruce Duncan | 30 June 2018

    The Pope blames growing inequality and poverty in large part on major financial and transnational corporations and powerful special interests. These, he says, cloak their policies in an ideology that free markets will operate most efficiently with minimal regulation, thus giving little weight to moral issues of distribution or social consequences, writes Bruce Duncan for Social Policy Connections.

  • Civilisation beyond the con of neoliberalism

    Andrew Hamilton | 30 June 2018

    Denniss' most intriguing reason for not engaging with economic theory is that the interested parties have simply used it as a con in order to distract people from what is being done to them. It generates slogans like competition and small government, which, with the connivance of governments, corporations use to transfer resources to themselves at the expense of society, writes Andrew Hamilton for Eureka Street.

  • It's NAIDOC week

     | 30 June 2018

    For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried our dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuing culture on the planet. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were there at first contact. 

  • A curious anomaly in the Mackenzie

    Pat Baskett | 30 June 2018

    The conversion of part of the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin to industrial scale dairying and beef farming is contentious for more than its location and scale. It raises issues that lie at the heart of the Government’s discussion paper Our Climate Your Say: consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill, writes Pat Baskett for Newsroom.

  • Juru may halt Adani mine

    Ben Smee | 30 June 2018

    Adani may be ordered to cease work in the vicinity of its Abbot Point coal terminal and planned rail corridor, after Juru traditional owners applied for a “stop order” to protect sacred sites, writes Ben Smee for Guardian Australia.

  • Australians favour conservation, curbs on coal

    Peter Hannam | 06 June 2018

    Most Australians think climate change is real, about two-thirds view themselves as environmentalists "at heart", and just over half say the government should not allow new coal mines in the country, according to data gathered by WWF and Roy Morgan.


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