Refugee Parent Called By Government To Leave Child Alone In Australian Detention Centre

This week the Guardian newspaper published an article reporting the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers within the Naru detention centre, as parents are asked to leave their under age children alone in detention camps whilst they receive critical medical treatment overseas. Those claims are epitomized through the case  of Fatemeh, […]

Ngā Mōrehu, Survivors Of The State – New Zealand’s Stolen Generation

The subject of abuse within state welfare institutions in New Zealand is finally being addressed. However, the prevalence of Māori in these institutions continues to be treated as a tangential issue. Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, has underlined that between the 1950s and 1970s almost half of all children […]

Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]

Refugees: Pawns On The Chessboard Of Australasia Politics?

Newly elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden recently offered to welcome 150 Manus Island and Nauru detainees. The offer comes in response to Australia’s decision to close the detention centres on the 31st October, rendering hundreds of refugees confused and distressed. While the Australian government has proposed alternative accommodation […]

New Zealand & The Pacific – The Reality Of Climate Change Migration

For most states in the international community, the real-life ramifications of climate change seem a distant event, currently disregarded while governments and citizens are faced with more pressing global concerns. For some, however, particularly low-lying Pacific Island nations and the states that surround and support them, climate change is an […]

Final Report From Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse Urges Major Reform

The final report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was handed to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove on Friday, marking an end to the five-year investigation. Institutions from all religions, States, and Territories were held accountable in the report, with recommendations aimed at each specific type of […]