A coalition of refugee and humanitarian organisations rejects Government’s medical panel proposal

A Government proposal to address the medical crisis engulfing critically ill refugees detained offshore has been firmly rejected as window dressing on the existing unconscionable process which has seen 12 people die in offshore detention in the past five years. A coalition of refugee and humanitarian organisations has confirmed its support for a crossbench, Greens and ALP-supported Urgent Medical Treatment...

The inequality that divides us: Oxfam

Australia’s record number of billionaires raked in a collective $100 million a day last year – a staggering total increase of $36 billion in the wealth of just 43 people – as inequality continued to grow, an Oxfam Australia briefing paper reveals. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said the number of Australian billionaires increased from 33 to 43 last...

Lack of decent school toilets jeopardises 620 million children, warns WaterAid

THE health, education and safety of millions of children around the world is threatened because they don’t have a decent toilet at school or at home, according to WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2018 Report.

#KidsOffNauru: The campaign we didn’t want to have: World Vision

IN the past two months Liam has learned to crawl. His chubby legs have grown the strength and balance to pull himself up against a kitchen chair. He’s started to say “mama” and “dada” clearly. In January, he will turn one, writes World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers.