The outbreak of the coronavirus reminds us how fragile and interdependent our societies are, and how quickly the ‘better angels of our nature’ can take flight, writes Evan Ellis. The...
February 19, 2020
There are times to plant, harvest and also a time to down tools all together.
March 2, 2017
The unique challenges of competing in Rio, which so often became the headline during the Olympics, became a footnote in the Paralympics, writes Evan Ellis.
September 20, 2016
Does it even matter if we have a perfect policy formulation in response to Australia’s refugee crisis if we cannot convince people of our point of view, asks Evan Ellis.
August 18, 2015
The issue of refugees is a divisive one in Australia. Debate is fierce. Opinions are loud. Policies change quickly. Pretty soon you can feel adrift in a sea of soundbites....
June 18, 2013
Liz Byron and Hannah White are now a long way from Christmas Island, but it’s clear that Christmas Island remains very much part of both of them, writes Evan Ellis.
May 21, 2013
The Australia Day long weekend had barely wrapped up – with leftovers uneaten, certificates of citizenship unmounted and sunburn still prosciutto pink – when Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a...
February 19, 2013
In times of flux, which can be soil for new growth, Benedict reminds us that the first step is to listen, writes Evan Ellis.
September 18, 2012
If you grabbed a handful of people off the street and asked them what they knew about fair trade, coffee and chocolate would feature prominently in their answers, says Evan...
May 15, 2012
Working with migrants and refugees helps you to see your country anew through their eyes. That is one of the great gifts of multiculturalism, writes Evan Ellis.
March 20, 2012