Diplomacy should send a clear signal to Sri Lanka that it is on the wrong track. This year's CHOGM in Colombo should be cancelled, writes Jake Lynch.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr will head to London shortly for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action
obituary 6 Mar 2013
By Stuart Rees
The man who was to be awarded this year's Sydney Peace Prize died last week. Stephane Hessel inspired the Occupy movement and lived an exceptional life. Stuart Rees on what Hessel might have told Australians
Sekai Holland has played a pivotal role in Zimbabwe's long struggle with racism and instability, but few people realise what an impact she had on race relations in Australia, writes Meredith Burgmann.
By now most Australians know that Senator Sekai Holland
By Lucy Fiske, Curtin University
Last week Australia’s politicians determined to “do something” to stop people risking their lives at sea on asylum boats headed for Australia.
The government wanted a bill from independent MP Rob Oakeshott to pass because its ministers
When Mexicans go to the polls this Sunday they'll be voting to end drug-related violence, corruption and poverty. Jake Lynch spoke to local activists about the inequality at the heart of Mexico's problems.
It was billed as a triumph of law
By Professor Stuart Rees, in the Sydney Morning Herald's Letters to the Editor:
The prospect of US charges against Julian Assange will be a test of the Australian government's courage in standing up to big brother America, thereby showing its independence
By Dr Ken MacNab.
Weasel words have invaded the world, with pernicious consequences. The purpose of weasel words (from the belief that weasels suck the yolk from bird's eggs, leaving an empty shell) is to deprive a word or phrase of