Australia’s twin pandemics: COVID-19 and racism

“They’re not that creative with words. It’s always ‘Ching Chong Chinese’, rice eaters, yellow skins, maggots, pests, rats – that kind of thing.” A South Korean international student shares his experience with racism before and during the pandemic. Continue reading Australia’s twin pandemics: COVID-19 and racism

Single-sex schools are declining in Australia. But will gender equity in the classroom disappear with them?

Single-sex schools could disappear entirely within the independent sector in the next 15 years. But could this growing void be at the expense or benefit of gender equity in the classroom setting and beyond? Continue reading Single-sex schools are declining in Australia. But will gender equity in the classroom disappear with them?

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

Australian Government moves forward with couples counselling for DV despite objection from womens safety experts

Women and children’s safety advocates have expressed their dismay over the Australian Government’s decision to move forward with its “Specialised Family Violence Services” (SFVS) despite experts’ disapproval. Continue reading Australian Government moves forward with couples counselling for DV despite objection from womens safety experts