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For Women, By Men: Why we still need abortion law reform in NSW
Health Care , Power & Policy
New South Wales, Australia
“It felt selfish because we are made to believe it is selfish. It made me so angry – a man politicising something they will never have to endure themselves.” Women share their lived experience of exercising their right to choose, despite abortion still being in NSW's criminal code.
When Words Fail: An interview with registered music therapist Tanya Marie Silveira
Our editor sat down with registered music therapist Tanya Marie Silveira to talk about why Australians need to give music therapy the acknowledgement it deserves.
Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
Health Care
Artistic protests fight mainland Chinese influence in Hong Kong
As China tightens its controlling grip on the democratic freedoms of the citizens of Hong Kong there are groups of activists and artists who are fighting back against the oppressive One China policy.
Australia
Iconoclasts
The Money and The Power
Drawing upon her personal experience of being raised as Pentecostal, Sharon investigates the labour relationship between the church and its faithful followers.
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Iconoclasts
Access to water should be democratic
Syed Mansoor's Water Democracy aims to help fight the global clean water crisis with a simple and affordable solution.
Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia
Our Environment , Power & Policy
Interview with Julie McCrossin
Australian media personality and LGBTQIA+ advocate Julie McCrossin reminds us that we must be aware of the prejudices and discriminatory attitudes that exist amongst all of us; no matter how we identify ourselves.
South Sydney Uniting Church, Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
Minority Voices
State of insecurity
Divya examines the recent history of the LGBT+ legal reform in Australia, and its precarious future.
Australia
Power & Policy
Interview with Tanya Jackson-Vaughan of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
Divya interviewed Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, the Executive Director of the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), on the impact of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s October 1 deadline for asylum seekers to apply for protection or face deportation from Australia.
Refugee Advice & Casework Service, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
Migration & Displacement
Sugar Craving is a Mourning Disorder
Angelina reveals how reading helped her come to terms with her addictive tendencies, her waves of nymphomania, her binge eating and her borderline personality disorder.
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identity
A Woman Reimagining the Limits of Science: Samantha Nixon
We all know that STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) fields remain dominated by men, particularly in the higher levels of academia. Samantha Nixon, PhD candidate at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, talks about spider venoms as treatments for parasitic diseases in plain English.
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Iconoclasts
Sex workers speaking for themselves
Stigma around sex work still exists, and it will continue until we begin to recognise sex work as a job like any other. Entirely led and staffed by sex workers, Scarlet Alliance believes that sex workers should be the experts in their own lives.
Scarlet Alliance, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Minority Voices
Skeletons and Self-Portraits: Emily Dash challenges representations of gender and disability
Creative and disability advocate Emily Dash tackles the themes of identity and public perception in PACT Salon 2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits
PACT, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
Identity
Ravi's Hell: Part 1
Ravi is a survivor of Australia’s No Advantage Asylum Policy. He was detained in Nauru and Victoria for over 3 years. Upon his release in 2016, Ravi launched his poetry anthology 'From Hell to Hell' and continues to speak out on behalf of those who remain incarcerated in Australia’s onshore and offshore mandatory detention centres.
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Migration & Displacement
NITV introduces Little J & Big Cuz
NITV's new animation Little J & Big Cuz is historic. Focusing on Australian Indigenous kids' transition to school, Tanya Orman discusses how it helps to demystify and celebrate Indigenous culture.
SBS, Artarmon NSW 2064, Australia
First Nations
Sexual racism: Why do you swipe right?
Yen-Rong explores how sexual racism affects her experience of online dating.
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Minority Voices
No to "not all..."
Moreblessing candidly explains why allies need to do better.
Sydney NSW, Australia
Iconoclasts
Beyond Clinton's Walk for Justice
Clinton Pryor, a young Wajuk, Baradung, Kija and Yulparitja man, is only a few months away from completing his walk from Perth to Canberra to put First Nations' issues at the forefront of the national agenda.
Perth WA, Australia
First Nations
Rise and indigenise with Sarain Carson-Fox
“People have been telling our stories of resistance from a colonial perspective for hundreds of years now and I think it’s important for us to take back the narrative.”
Hugo Street Reserve, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia
First Nations
Breaking the stigma of mental health through creativity
The Bumblefly Effect is an intersectional collective of creatives committed to breaking the stigma around mental health.
Create or Die, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Health Care
How to stay sane and make good art in 2017
Joel interviews artists Moreblessing Maturure, Amrita Hepi, and Tasnim Hossain about the relationship between their identities, respective art practices, and the current, rather ominous, political climate.
Sydney NSW, Australia
All Topics
Answers
Annette's feminist performance poetry is a gentle act of resistance, chartering the experience of a romantic relationship from a distinctly female perspective. By questioning the validity of a 'love' that manifests itself in domineering and abusive ways, she implicitly asks every woman to do the same.
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identity
Reading By Ear: 2RPH brings print media to life
Keegan interviews Station Administrator Liz Moore about how radio station 2RPH helps those who cannot see, handle, or understand printed material.
2RPH, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia
Minority Voices
The Art of Throwing Everything Out
Most of us are taught to consume, so why are some of us discarding much of what we own in favour of a simpler life? Keegan gets to the heart of what it means to be a minimalist, and the results are surprisingly (ful)filling.
Sydney NSW, Australia
Our Environment
The 'Bad Boy' of Australian Ceramics
Sydney-based artist Ramesh Nithiyendran talks to our editor Alexandra Havas about the limits of art as activism, the politics of gender, and how normalising representations of the phallus can help to dismantle some of its power.
Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
Iconoclasts
Taking Risks: A father and son's walk to end mandatory detention
Criminal lawyer Adam Richards and his 13-year-old son Ned walked from Adelaide to Canberra earlier this year, and presented a petition urging the Federal Government to end "mandatory indefinite offshore detention of refugees". Alfred explores what inspired this act of protest from two everyday Australians.
Adelaide SA, Australia
Migration & Displacement

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