In today’s 5 Minutes of Peace we bring you Joseph Stiglitz, economist and recipient of the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize. In this extract from his lecture, he calls for a new social contract and a new economic vision for the
We sat down with journalist and author David Leser. A former Middle East and North American correspondent, David has been a journalist for 40 years and become widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and
“The truth telling is to liberate everyone. It’s to liberate us from our own sense of superiority or to liberate us from our sense of oppression… and we’ve got to deal honestly with this if we want to create a
In 2017, the Black Lives Matter Global Network received the Sydney Peace Prize for building a powerful movement for racial equality and courageously reigniting a global conversation. We recently caught up with Rodney Diverlus who accepted the Prize in 2017
Covid-19 is re-setting our global understanding of how we need to behave and respond to a global crisis, giving a new sense of humanity and what is important for our lives – physically, emotionally, spiritually and economically.
It is demonstrating in
We were so honoured to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Christiana Figueres on 12 March in the Lord Mayor's Reception Room at the Sydney Town Hall. Christiana gave an impassioned speech about the need for urgent action
What a difference four years make.
December 12, 2019: Scott Morrison was having a so-so day. He had faced international criticism of the Government’s response to climate change. Bushfires were raging up and down the coast of NSW, and Sydney had
During her time in Australia to accept the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the Me Too movement, Tarana Burke spoke with Vogue Australia's Clare Press about the origins of Me Too, the viral hashtag, and how work to
The leader of the Paris Climate Agreement talks says she is "deeply pained" by the attitude of the Australian Government to climate change in the wake of this summer's unprecedented bushfires. Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres became the United Nations' top
Advocates of the Green New Deal say there is great urgency in dealing with the climate crisis and highlight the scale and scope of what is required to combat it. They are right. They use the term “New Deal” to