Race, class, and poetry in a South American colony
Jason Rudy, Aaron Bartlett, Lindsey O'Neil, and Justin Thompson
In 1893, Queenslander William Lane embarked with 234 white Australian immigrants for Paraguay, where they were to establish a utopian socialist community. Hundreds more Australians would follow, drawn to what was promised as a worker’s paradise in South America. According to the New Australia , a newspaper published in New South Wales prior to the emigrants’ departure, in Paraguay ‘the means of working, including land and capital, should belong to the workers, who, by co-operative working, could then produce to supply all their wants, and need not produce for
Introduction: Strengthening the alliance
Obama’s politics of liberal internationalism promoted the rule of law, free trade and democratic values throughout the Asia Pacific. At the same time, his pragmatic realism was designed to secure the United States’ position in the region. This approach extended to deepening ties with regional allies and fostering the growth and corporatisation of US cyber capability. On both counts, he found a willing ally in Australia. Obama’s specific legacy, then, was to consolidate US–Australia political and economic relations
THERE ARE A number of avenues through which the ‘place’ of Indigenous people in Australia can be approached. One fundamental arena of struggle has been over land rights. The approach to rights taken here, however, starts from an account of suffering and sets out to trace the political roots of that suffering. One of the clearest forms of suffering to mark Aboriginal lives in Australia is entrenched and widespread ill-health. Thus, across the Indigenous community, the story is one of premature death, often from diseases associated with
Training the ‘natives’ as nurses in
Australia: so what went wrong?
The story of the Aboriginal women who participated in Australia’s
nursing history remains largely untold. In the first six decades of the
twentieth century, Aboriginal people were confronted with harsh
exclusionary practices that forced them to live in settlements, reserves
and missions.1 While many Aboriginal women worked in domestic
roles (in white people’s homes and on rural properties), small numbers were trained at public hospitals and some Aboriginal women
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The life and times of women’s policy
machinery in Australia1
Historically in Australia women have been policy shapers
as well as policy takers and have called on the state to
promote social reform and equal opportunity. This was the
path that led to the appearance of ‘femocrats’ in government in the 1970s and 1980s, with a mandate to achieve
more gender equality policy outcomes. Australia became
well known for its femocrats, a term that Australia gave
the world, and for their innovations in governance
The case of the management of the dead related to COVID-19
This article studies one of the humanitarian challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis: the dignified handling of the mortal remains of individuals that have died from COVID-19 in Muslim contexts. It illustrates the discussion with examples from Sunni Muslim-majority states when relevant, such as Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and Pakistan, and examples from English-speaking non-Muslim majority states such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and Australia as well as Sri Lanka. The article finds that the case of the management of dead bodies of people who have died from COVID-19 has shown that the creativity and flexibility enshrined in the Islamic law-making logic and methodology, on the one hand, and the cooperation between Muslim jurists and specialised medical and forensic experts, on the other, have contributed to saving people’s lives and mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Muslim contexts.
Linda Leung (2018) Technologies of Refuge and Displacement: Rethinking
Digital Divides (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books), hardcover, 141 pages;
In her book Technologies of Refuge and Displacement: Rethinking Digital
Divides , Linda Leung – a researcher at University of Technology
Sydney, Australia – provides a systematic empirical analysis of data collected
between 2007 and 2011, which involved more than 100 interviews
A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and
of violence during lockdown: Sediri et al.
(2020) . See also Raj
et al. (2020) .
For the impact of the pandemic on mental health in LMICs generally, see, for
example, Kumar et al.
(2020) . For three country case studies, see: Newby et al.
(2020) (Australia); Jaguga
and Kwobah (2020) (Kenya); Kim et al
organisations to absorb the administrative duties of sanctions applications was a concern to several interviewees. One example of an administrative hurdle came from an interviewee who was applying for an exemption from her home country of Australia. One of her Korean contacts named on the application had a similar – though not identical – name to that of an individual sanctioned by the UN. The system flagged this, and the interviewee needed to prove that her contact was not the person under sanctions. She was able to do so by obtaining a passport scan from her partner
private contractors – often European, North American, South African or
Australian ex-military and ex-police, and predominantly male, white, able-bodied,
middle-aged and enacting cis-gendered, heterosexual militarised masculinities. 22
The first security trainings were developed in the mid-1990s, following on the heels
of manuals like Save the Children’s Safety First ( 2010 (revised edition; first published
1995)) and ICRC’s Staying Alive ( 2006 (revised edition; first published as a