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Keep your eyes on Ebola

In our increasingly fast-paced society, it is easy to forget about the unpronounced threats to our health, writes Samuel Ord.

Kevin Rudd at La Trobe University

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will launch Australia-Africa Dialogue with a public lecture today at La Trobe University.

A boatload of hope

Refugees have fled life-threatening situations in hopes of being welcomed by fairer and freer countries like Australia. But is Australia really as fair as it likes to think? Beau Donelly talks to refugees, activists and politicians and asks the question, are ‘illegal’ asylum seekers really illegal at all?

Big ideas: changing the world

As part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, youth advocates Adam Smith and Chris Varney discussed the impact young people have on today’s society. Meghan Lodwick reviews the event.