Following the release of the Australian Human Rights Commission's report into children in immigration detention, Rev Dr PETER CATT and Sr BRIGID ARTHUR, of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, argue that Australia's "moral duty" is clear - to put an end to the "mandatory, arbitrary

Tuesday, 27th January, marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. MAL FLETCHER - writing from London - reflects on lessons learned...

In light of events in France and elsewhere this month, MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, looks at whether there is evidence society is generally becoming more extreme...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER reflects on this week's attack on a Paris-based magazine which left 12 people dead, numerous others injured and a nation - and world - reeling once again in shock...

Rev TIM COSTELLO, chief executive of World Vision Australia looks at the intersection of faith and politics...

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BEN THURLEY, political engagement coordinator for Micah Challenge Australia, gives his view of the cuts to Australia's foreign aid budget announced on Monday...

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Dr PETER CATT and Sr BRIGID ARTHUR, of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, outline their opposition to Australia's new immigration legislation which includes a return to Temporary Protection Visas...

KAREN McGRATH, media and communications coordinator at international aid agency, Act for Peace, recently returned from Mae La refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border. In the first part of a two part article written as the organisation looks to raise support for those living in the camps like Mae

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