Advancing a fair Australia
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...
Violence against women is unacceptable
What was it about Jill Meagher that touched so many of us? The outpouring of emotion was genuine and intense. But why don’t we see similar displays for all female...
Challenging gender stereotypes at school
White Ribbon Day on November 25 presents a catalyst for boys’ schools to take on the challenge of raising issues about the treatment of women, writes Joe Zavone.
One inclusive Games for all?
It is unfortunate that the Special Olympics do not coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, writes Moira Byrne Garton.
I’m sure that somebody reading this has been affected either directly or indirectly by mental illness. I have. Mental health problems, suicide and attempted suicide have touched my life in...
Prominent Australians feature in "Go Back" series 2
As one way of gaining an understanding of the complexities facing many asylum seekers, why not watch series two of SBS ONE’s “Go Back To Where You Came From”, writes...
Too much of a good thing
When will we start to join the dots and realise that we are connected to people without privileges, asks Olivia Mottershead of St Patrick’s College Campbelltown.
Duty of care: the law and the parable
‘Duty of care’ is an expression most would be familiar with; most however, would not be aware of how a woman drinking ginger beer in a Scottish café in 1928...
Coffee and chocolate: a good starting place
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...
Timor’s hard-fought independence: 10 years on
It would be a mistake to help the Timorese and expect gratitude, says Good Samaritan Sister Rita Mary Hayes. They deserve our assistance because of what we have done to...
Multiculturalism: complex but incredibly worthwhile
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.
Being 'neighbour' to the earth
The abused traveller by the wayside in the parable of the Good Samaritan is the face of forest degradation, toxic spills, species extinction and human deprivation, writes Kevin Treston.