Remembering Cassius Turvey
By Anoushka Saunders The vigil held at Sydney’s Town Hall on November 2 for Cassius Turvey was filled with people. I arrived to find a crowd including people of all different ages and backgrounds, many of whom wore clothing or pins showcasing the Indigenous Australian flag as a show of support. People continually filtered in […]
Multiculturalism and Street Art: Responses to Peter Drew’s Posters
By Olivia Inwood On Australia Day this year, Adelaide-based artist Peter Drew released the third iteration of his street art poster series “Real Australians Seek Welcome”. This series features 250 designs, one for each Indigenous language group. Drew is currently plastering his posters across Australia and hopes they will also reach remote Aboriginal communities. His […]
Same, Same, But Different
In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, Tharunka is publishing a series of stories written by women, about women. By Hayley Barrington Historically, ideas of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia etc. were viewed as free standing. However, intersectionality holds that these various forms of oppression do not act independently, but rather interrelate to […]
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 is incredibly difficult.