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‘Draconian and undemocratic’: why criminalising climate protesters in Australia doesn’t actually work

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 4th July 2022 -  Politicians may be better served addressing the message, rather than attacking the messengers, writes Robyn Gulliver.

Advocates call on new government to adopt human rights charter

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 6th June 2022 -  The Albanese government has promised to review the implementation of a national human rights charter. The Human Rights Law Centre is now campaigning to hold the government to its word, hot on the heels of a new report.

Unleashing your inner radical: lessons learned from a time of upheaval

Robyn Gulliver, Wednesday, 25th May 2022 -  “Radicals are the people that are ahead of their time”

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Stuff-up or conspiracy? Whistleblowers claim Facebook deliberately let important non-news pages go down in news blackout

Robyn Gulliver, Wednesday, 11th May 2022 -  Facebook enforced a broad news ban in February 2021 in response to the Morrison government’s news media bargaining code, but the blackout hit charities and the health sector. The Wall Street Journal has alleged it was deliberate. Rob Nicholls inves

Sorry… No news today. We’re waiting on Zuck

Robyn Gulliver, Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 -  Why we're not publishing any news today.

Happenings on the hill

Australia’s COVID response could be undermining democracy. Why is civil society staying silent?

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  The social sector needs to find the will to drive politicians to deliver funding and policy decisions that will lead us to build back better, write Neil Pharaoh and Angus Crowther.

People power prevails in face of great challenges

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  The annual CIVICUS report highlights the role of civil society and the challenges that lie ahead

Putting democracy back in the hands of the people

Robyn Gulliver, Wednesday, 19th May 2021 -  “Government decisions are not being made in the interests of the community and the planet, but for vested interests, such as the fossil fuel industry” 

Advocates say nation’s FOI system is under attack

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 15th March 2021 -  A campaign from the Grata Fund is trying to make it easier for Australians to access government information

Opinion

Whatever happens in the US elections, the work ahead does not change

Robyn Gulliver, Thursday, 5th November 2020 -  It is time to think about the most effective thing that each of us can do next, according to our capacity, power and ability to leave the world a better place, writes David Ritter.
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