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

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