keywords: Spotlight

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wilberforce film points to task of modern abolitionists

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 25 July 2007
    2 Comments

    This year marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Britain. Social justice organisations around the world are using the film Amazing Grace to put a spotlight on the modern trade in human trafficking.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Anti-corruption measures eclipse human rights in Cambodia

    • Allister Hayman
    • 27 June 2007
    1 Comment

    Despite mounting criticism of the human rights record of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, foreign donors, including Australia, continue to back him financially. It seems that the economic growth and stability he has fostered is more valuable than transparency, the rule of law, and human rights.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ramshackle fast food horror movie

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 30 October 2006

    Poor McDonald’s. First, the 2002 doco Supersize Me came along to remind people that, yes, fast food is really bad for you. This year Maccas is on the defensive all over again.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    The new anti-Semitism

    • Anthony Ham
    • 10 July 2006

    We have to take racism seriously, says Anthony Ham.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On your bus

    • Grant Morgan, Anthony Ham, Matthew Albert, Steven Columbus
    • 07 July 2006

    On your bus, Kerala leads, Sudan in Australia, Coming to terms.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who cares about the facts?

    • Moira Rayner
    • 18 June 2006

    More evidence emerges for the stolen generation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Ways of reading sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

    • Myrna Tonkinson
    • 12 June 2006
    4 Comments

    It has become unpopular to invoke cultural and individual factors to explain the appalling conditions of Australia's Indigenous population. Some of the pronouncements emanating from government and other quarters are patronising and couched in terms that suggest that Indigenous people are wilfully recalcitrant.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Writing history

    • Frank O’Shea
    • 12 June 2006

    Frank O’Shea considers Hope and History by Gerry Adams.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Aboriginal Communities: Who may speak?

    • Brian McCoy
    • 29 May 2006
    19 Comments

    Brian McCoy has worked with Aboriginal communities for thirty years. He says that male indigenous leaders should be consulted and supported in their efforts to deal with violence.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tally-ho!

    • Brian Matthews
    • 30 April 2006

    I see that the Brits are about to bite the quirt and outlaw fox hunting. Only in England would the pursuit of the common fox threaten to divide the nation.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sensitivity and skill

    • Sara Dowse
    • 25 April 2006

    Sara Dowse finds much to admire in two new novels by Jan Borrie, Unbroken Blue and Nigel Featherstone, Remnants.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On the front line

    • Kate Stowell
    • 25 April 2006

    Kate Stowell talks with Eric Campbell about his new book Absurdistan.

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