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Recognition, reconciliation and voice: ‘Unfinished, uncompleted, unfulfilled’

By Olivia Cleal


Saharawi advocates call for action on Western Sahara – Morocco conflict

The ongoing Western Sahara–Morocco conflict came under the spotlight in Sydney in June when Saharawi activists toured Australia to draw attention to the continuing illegal occupation Human rights activist Mohamed Mayara addressed the issue in...

Creative Nonfiction

Sydney Writers’ Festival: Alisa Sapova and Anastasia Taylor-Lind on 5km From the Frontline

Ukrainian journalist Alisa Sapova and British photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind knew instantly that they would be friends. “Our creative kinship happened by chance, really”, Taylor-Lind says....

Predictably unpredictable: How Tort Law helps us navigate daily life

Clouds are cobwebbed across the sky and the air fizzes with Friday-afternoon relief. The parents stand in circles, supervising from a distance. I follow the...

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Depressed? Medication is no magic bullet

Australia's psychologist shortage leaves few treatment options for those experiencing depression. Suffering? "Take a pill" can be a common response in Australia’s overstretched and underfunded medical system, says psychiatrist Paul Vroegop. With mental health professionals in...


Their Voices

 yzha9211 · Their Voices "Their Voices" is an audio documentary focused on protecting endangered animals. We hear directly from Xinyi Duan, a keeper at Nanjing Hongshan Zoo in China, as she cares for Red Pandas...

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University FoodHub under threat

With the announcement of the University of Sydney’s slated demolishment of the Wentworth Building, the SRC and Student Union’s collaborative initiative, the FoodHub, offering free food amid the cost-of-living crisis, is in a state of purgatory, despite...


Beyond the Binary: Emmanuelle Mattana on Trophy Boys

Melbourne-based playwright Emmanuelle Mattana has always had a complex relationship with the world of competitive debating. “I had been a competitive debater in high school,” Mattana explains. “Debating taught me to think critically and come...