Speaking truth from below
A new exhibition that includes University of Melbourne research highlights the stories of whistleblowers who have spoken out and suffered for doing so.
To bear witness in dangerous times
Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.
Academics call for an end to immigration detention
Academics for Refugees are protesting against Australia's policy of detaining refugees. University of Melbourne experts explain why they're adding their voices.
How did it come to this?
Australia's asylum seeker policies put it in breach of its international obligations. A University of Melbourne expert charts how the country came to this.
How can literature influence public policy?
Has literature failed to elicit empathy for our fellow human beings? And are we asking too much of literature in an age of 140 characters or less?
Why ‘illiterate’ jibe is an election dog whistle
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments about "illiterate" and "innumerate" refugees are an attempt to win voters, a tactic used successfully before.