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Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Michael Sainsbury November 1, 2017 5 Comments

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

Professor Damien Kingsbury September 28, 2017 2 Comments

There is widespread international sympathy for resolving the issue of West Papua, but the hurdles are immense.

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

Crikey May 12, 2017 1 Comment

Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.

Taxpayers should shell out for religious indoctrination in public schools because freedom

Josh Taylor May 8, 2017 12 Comments

School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.

Ruddock costs taxpayers more than $200,000 in a year, plus parliamentary pension

Josh Taylor April 27, 2017 8 Comments

Former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has cost taxpayers over $200,000 in his first year as special envoy on human rights, new figures reveal.

Australia finally taking China to task for human rights abuses

Michael Sainsbury March 15, 2016 4 Comments

Yes, China is important to Australia's economy. But that does not mean it should get a free pass.

Ruddock’s record on rights makes a joke of his retirement gig

Bernard Keane February 9, 2016 15 Comments

Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.

UK, Sweden fast running out of excuses to detain Assange

Bernard Keane February 5, 2016 17 Comments

A UN panel finding that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained shines a light on the deliberate strategy of the UK and Swedish governments to leave him in legal limbo.

Abbott to speak at US homophobic ‘freedom’ group

Josh Taylor January 27, 2016 27 Comments

The Alliance Defending Freedom argues that homosexuality should be illegal. And guess who their new bestie is?

Trade for silence: why Australia leaves Chinese prisoners to rot

Michael Sainsbury December 22, 2015 1 Comment

China gets a free pass, while less lucrative countries feel the full brunt of Australia's righteousness.