St Mary MacKillop’s Human Right of Way

We commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December 2022. The presumed inalienability of human rights continues to be at odds with the realities of its accessibility in our contemporary context. There is a false assumption that we as a collective society have achieved justice for all. Unfortunately, many marginalised voices in our community remain silenced […]

West Papua: Rights Ignored, Voices Silenced

It’s Human Rights Day 2021 and the people of West Papua still find little attention in Australia. When hearing the phrase “West Papua”, many people think immediately of Papua New Guinea, not realising that the Papuan provinces are considered to be part of Indonesia since the so-called 1969 “Act of Free Choice”.

16 days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. We all know that human trafficking and modern slavery happens here in Australia and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) begins 16 days of prayer and action, concluding on Human Rights Day (10 December) […]