Our closest neighbours have been making a fair few headlines in Australia lately. Given their geographical and political importance to Australia, On The Record has a quick round up to get you up to speed on all things beyond the Torres Strait. Continue reading Australia, Indonesia and Oceania: Tensions in our international neighbourhood
You’ve probably heard that the Amazon Rainforest is burning. Continue reading Understanding the political dimensions of the Amazon fires
The term “populism” is fraught with ambiguity and is often described as meaningless and overused. Continue reading Trump, Boris and Populism: Is society getting better or worse?
Yesterday, US Vice President Mike Pence visited a migrant detention centre in McAllen, Texas, and in the process, inadvertently created an image that will last in America’s political memory for decades to come. Continue reading The one minute video that sums up the cruelty of the Trump administration
Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparked controversy after comparing the US Government’s immigration detention facilities along the US-Mexico border to “concentration camps” during an Instagram Live video just over two weeks ago. Continue reading American politician calls U.S. detention centres “concentration camps”: Hard truth or fake news?
Sudan is in the middle of a major political and humanitarian crisis, following the ousting of dictator Omar al-Bashir on April 11. Continue reading The Sudan crisis: What is happening?
Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation today, June 7, has left a vacancy for the top spot in British politics. Continue reading Britain’s vacant PM spot has major implications for drawn-out Brexit negotiations
The Roe V. Wade case became a crucial part of America’s legal precedent since the 1973 ruling, guaranteeing women a constitutional right to legal abortion. Continue reading The women of Alabama speak out on the state’s new abortion laws
Like many Indonesians, Australians have aired their concerns over the rise of political Islamism. Continue reading Political Islamism a cause for concern in Australia-Indonesia relations
Last Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the most extreme abortion bill in US history. If it goes into effect, it would ban abortion at every stage of pregnancy and make it a felony crime for medical providers to perform the procedure. Continue reading You need to be paying attention to the latest assault on reproductive rights