Australia, Indonesia and Oceania: Tensions in our international neighbourhood

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

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American politician calls U.S. detention centres “concentration camps”: Hard truth or fake news?

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?

You need to be paying attention to the latest assault on reproductive rights

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