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The Central American Caravan Shows Failures In Solutions To Refugee Crisis

The Central American Caravan passing through Guatemala and Mexico has exposed an increasing global problem: how the international community is reacting to increasing numbers of displaced persons. Similar situations have occurred globally, from Syria and Myanmar to Australia. There is a real problem when nations take a path of prevention […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


Increasing Pressure For Australia To Release Child Refugees Held On Nauru

In the past week, there has been growing pressure on the Australian government to remove refugees that are being held in detention centres on the island of Nauru. In the by-election on October 20th, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s party lost their majority in the House of Representatives, demonstrating the momentum […]


Australian PM Considers Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the possibility of transferring the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This breaks a long-standing convention that Jerusalem should only be discussed in the final stages of a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. The proposal, […]


One Billion Climate Refugees By 2050

30 years from now, one in nine people will have been forced to flee their homes due to climate change, a recent report predicts. That means that the number of migrants fleeing changing environmental conditions could reach one billion by 2050. The report, published by the United Nations International Organization […]


Non-Aboriginal And Non-Torres Strait Islander, Ex PM Of Australia Tony Abbott Accepts Role As Indigenous Envoy From Non-Aboriginal And Non-Torres Strait Islander, PM Scott Morrison

The new Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, is under fire for appointing Tony Abbott, who is neither Aboriginal nor a Torres Strait Islander, as Indigenous Affairs envoy. In interviews with ABC news, Abbott stated he is not entirely sure what the position actually means, but has accepted anyway, saying […]


‘Copwatch’ Program Encourages Indigenous Australians To Expose Police Violence 1

Indigenous Australians nationwide are being urged to use technology to expose systemic police brutality and violence. The Sydney-based nonprofit legal service National Justice Project has launched Copwatch, a program that seeks to empower Indigenous Australians to film their interactions with authorities as a way of highlighting the misconduct and cruelty […]