This guide was written for Oxfam staff. However, it is useful for anyone interested in learning more about how to apply feminist principles and practices to campaigning, policy, advocacy and influencing.
Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre marked its tenth anniversary with a wide-ranging public seminar discussing two of the region’s most critical media freedom crises. The ‘Journalism Under Duress in Asia-Pacific’ seminar in November 2017 examined media freedom and human rights in the Philippines...
It has never been a deadlier time to defend one’s community, way of life, or environment. This report shows a rise in the number of people killed last year to 207 - the highest total we have ever recorded. What’s more, this research has highlighted...
As the #BlackLivesMatter turns five years old, this report takes a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement.
The polling undertaken for this publication highlights Australian Millennials’ views of socialism and how these shape their attitudes towards the economy, capitalism and the role of government in society.
Throughout the world, people are taking direct action to tackle environmental problems – from Standing Rock in the United States, to the Carmichael coal mine in Australia, to the community groups standing against oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The current demonstrations in Iran could prove to be a watershed in the Islamic Revolution. The theocrats have been shocked by the demands from the demonstrators calling for their removal. Given the deep currents of dislike for the theocracy among many ordinary Iranians, it is...
This report primarily looks at two issues: the use of its powers by the RSPCA Victoria; and its expenditure of government funding.
Let’s face it, the only way to live in dignity, inside this depraved society we inhabit, is to resist. That being so, to go to prison is really nothing more than to maintain simple human dignity, it’s really nothing to brag about.— Liu Xiaobo, “Letter...
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission announced this week that Catch the Fire Ministries has lost it charitable status.
Catch the Fire Ministries, which was registered as a charity advancing religion, is based in Melbourne’s outer-east and is led by Danny Nalliah. Nalliah is...
What is activism for, and why has so much formerly grassroots organisation and campaigning either become business-like, or failed? The short answer is: it’s complicated. Social change, concerted political opposition and internal organisational problems all play a part. So too does the absence of a...
The Australian Government has developed various resources that inform about what radicalisation is, how people radicalise, radicalisation online, and what to do if you are concerned someone you know is radicalising.
This kit has been produced to raise awareness and help all Australians understand...
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Marty Harris examines political and social activism among Jordanian youth in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. The Analysis argues that Jordan’s young people are caught between a desire for political change and a fear of instability, and that this...
Review Details Date: 26 July 2013 Author: Stefanie Scherr Publisher: Australian Policy Online Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University of Technology
Book Details Title: Hope: Refugees and their Supporters in Australia since 1947 Publisher: Halstead Press, Sydney Date Published: 2013 Author/s: Ann-Marie Jordens
Making parallel cases for Muslim and African American collective life, this paper suggests taking the otherwise meaningless commonality of racial identity to which blacks have been ‘condemned’ and using it as a platform to incessantly provoke, experiment, reach out, argue and figure out ways to...
THE BLIGH GOVERNMENT has announced a ban on success fees for lobbyists. This follows the revelation that former Labor and Liberal party figures have received a success fee for securing Queensland government contracts for clients. Commentators have questioned whether simply banning success fees is enough,...
For three decades new social movements have undergone scrutiny from political scientists with much written about why social movements exist and how they attract members. However little has been done on the influence of these mass mobilisations. In this paper I investigate normative and empirical...