Kakuma Refugee Camp: A Humanitarian Crisis in Progress

2006 - Volume 9 Number 2

The notorious Kakuma Refugee Camp is located in Northern Kenya, an arid, drought-affected region populated by the nomadic Turkana people. The population of the camp is made up of nine nationalities and dozens of ethnic groups, although the majority are refugees from fighting in the Sudan and Somalia.

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Practical Reconciliation or a New Level of Paternalism?: Evaluating Shared Responsibility Agreements

2006 - Volume 9 Issue 1

Under the increasingly common Shared Responsibility Agreements, or SRAs, Indigenous communities have to barter for basic goods and services in exchange for changes in their behavior or hygiene.

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Defending our way of life or a new police state

2005 - Volume 8 Issue 7

The Government is using the threat of terrorism to introduce laws that put our most basic civil liberties under threat. The ramifications have the potential to be as terrifying as terrorism itself.

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Defending Our Way of Life – Multiculturalism is our best defence

2005 - Volume 8 Number 6

Some commentators have suggested that “terrorism” is a problem arising out of the policy of “multiculturalism.” Yet the evidence suggests exactly the opposite. Criminal acts of terrorism occur when people become ostracized and oppressed and have no access to legitimate avenues of expressing their views. Policies of multiculturalism on the other hand enable people of many different cultures to live together based on ideas of shared respect and the right we all have to our heritage. A multicultural society which allows the peaceful expression of a diversity of opinions is the best antidote to extremism and terrorism.

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Debunking the Myths about Muslims in Australia

2005 - Volume 8 Number 5

Since the events of September 11, 2001, Bali in October 2002 and London in 2005, the religion of Islam has consistently been associated with terrorism. It is a dangerous oversimplification to confuse people of the Muslim faith with terrorism.

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