‘Imagine There’s no Countries:’ Children across National Borders of Compassion

The last few months have been rather emotionally charged. The catalysts for such a global uproar of compassion were two geo-political disjointed groups of…
Mbantua Grandmothers Against Removals.

Taking the Children: a Commentary

Living in California during the roll-out of the zero tolerance to border crossing migrants policy has been a very interesting experience as an Aboriginal…

Why do we talk about child refugees?

We’re currently seeing large discussions in Australia and internationally about refugee, asylum-seeking, and migrant children. With focus being placed on the removal of children…

Child Refugees vs Thai Cave Rescue: Why Responsibility doesn’t Require a Display of Suffering

During the Thai cave rescue, The Conversation published a piece by morality and social psychology researcher Dan Crimston with the following title: ‘How imagery…

The Hidden and Excess of Anzac Day

When living in a multiracial settler colony, any celebration of war is, to say the least, problematic. Yet, each and every year, every member…

Women and Children in War Zones and Children Born of War

The 25 April marks the one day of the year when Australians are encouraged to stop and reflect on the lives of men lost…

Teaching Nationhood: An Asian-Australian Story

When Anzac Day approaches, I reflect on my experience of teaching about Australian nationhood in the context of being a non-Indigenous, Asian migrant to…

The X the Nation Built

1. We should always speak out loud on the crimes of war and empire. Between the words that echo in our chambers, there are…

Australian National Identity: White Patriarchy through the ANZAC Legend

I spot him before he actually notices me. Old mate is drunk and belligerent, not minding his own business like the other men, an…