Tag Archives: human rights

Reflecting on the International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Axel-Nathaniel Rose Content warning: discussion of transphobia It was the International Transgender Day of Visibility three weeks ago, and since then I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be ‘visible’ as a transgender person, now and through history. I’ve also been thinking a lot about hygiene. …

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A Man Like Luai

A Man Like Luai by University of Melbourne student Ellena Savage is the winner of the Tharunka Non-Fiction Writing Competition 2012. Tharunka would like to thank the judges Lisa Pryor, Jason Whittaker and Matthew Thompson. It is May, 2009. A cold, clear night; frost will set over the tips of …

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Just Like Katrina: The Northern Territory Solution hits Bankstown

Since it was implemented in late 2007 under the Howard government, the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) has provoked nothing but polarisation and vitriolic responses from both sides of the political divide. From states’ rights advocates to international human rights activists, finding an interest group apathetic to this scheme and its political implications …

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Spotlight on UNSW: Michael Kirby

This year, Tharunka continues with its interview series “Spotlight on UNSW,” where we speak to outstanding and inspiring members of the UNSW community. In our first spotlight, Cameron McPhedran spoke with the Honorable Michael Kirby. A High Court Justice for thirteen years and winner of the Gruber Justice Prize in …

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