New Zealand


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 […]


Historical Treaty Breaches Against Te Rohe Pōtae And The Importance Of The Waitangi Tribunal In New Zealand

On the 10th of September, the Waitangi Tribunal released a report highlighting treaty breaches by the Crown against the Te Rohe Pōtae, a Māori people in Taranaki and Waikato, New Zealand. Several Te Rohe Pōtae leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, an agreement written by British representatives to establish absolute […]


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 […]


Nightmare In Nauru: Child Health Crisis On Australia’s Offshore Detention Centre

Under strict immigration policy introduced in 2013, the Australian government has intercepted and forcibly transferred around 2500 refugees and asylum-seekers to offshore processing facilities on Nauru and Manus. Australia’s “Stop the Boats” policy prohibits the resettlement of asylum-seekers who arrive on their shores by boat. According to the Asylum Seeker […]


The Moral Dilemma Of Poverty Tourism

Poverty tourism (also known as Slum or Favela tourism) is when international travellers opt to visit the poorest areas of a country rather than their more traditional and popular attractions.  Such areas are well described by poverty tourism academic Melissa Nisbett in her definition of a slum, saying they are […]