The stark image of a father and daughter’s failed odyssey to America has rightly shocked the world. But those who immortalise these scenes are deeply scarred by what they capture.
Clearly, we’re careening toward our climate apocalypse, but yet we still do not care. I believe the language around the matter, matters. We don’t want facts, we want stories.
The courthouse schadenfreude of wellness blogger Belle Gibson shows how dangerous the platform of celebrity can be for the unqualified and irresponsible.
Yes, 2018 was a bad year, but this one is somehow worse. I, like many, am feeling the burn of compassion fatigue, but we need to keep going.
Lachlan Macquarie is a vexing figure, as he’s painted as the architect of the nation or a mass murderer. What is lesser known, however, is the criticism he faced from within the colony.
I spent a lot of time thinking…mostly about what other people think of me. It was exhausting until I realised something.
As a long time devotee to the AFL, I’ve experienced abuse in many forms. It is so entwined in the experience, removing it could be harmful. But that doesn’t make it right. Or does it?
The message is clear from Canberra – those in the media who leak material will be punished. If that’s the case, why wasn’t Andrew Bolt subject to the same treatment?
After an act of terrorism, we’re often met by the same words: the aggressor known to the authorities. The reality of counter-terrorism often walks along these lines.
The EFIC bill didn’t hit the headlines, but it really should have, as both sides of government voted to fast-track taxpayer funds to fossil fuel projects.
Climate change is not just the responsibility of clueless politcians, it’s ours too. Here are five quick ways you can enable meaningful change.
The appearance of the White Helmets, made famous in the Syria Civil War, is a disconcerting addition to the new Call of Duty. This is why.
The modern discourse is in trouble. Instead of protest bringing change, I’ve found that it’s quickly just become a way to hear oneself talk, and facts be damned.
Those who do not accept the findings of climate science often label themselves as sceptics. However, within that community, numerous sub-species exist. Naming them correctly is important.
The on-trend concept of ‘zero waste’ seems meaningful, but it is consumerist to the core – we’re selling each other more in order to use less.
Back in the 19th century, wars were fought over the guano trade. However, in analysing what is left behind may help us fight climate change.
Myanmar holding two Reuters journalists for more than 500 days is merely an indicator of an anti-media sentiment that is growing worldwide.
Now that both parties have promised to maintain offshore detention, our treatment of asylum seekers has truly reached its nadir.
Back in 1915, violence visited Broken Hill. With the locals blaming German interference or the presence of the ‘Terrible Turks’, troops were quickly called in to “leave no work for the hangman”.
The fourth wife of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, is not well noted in history. She was a stranger in a strange land, a bride of an unconsummated marriage. At least she kept her head.
Whatever the judge’s decision, the case of Jack de Belin has illuminated what we truly value in this nation.