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Australian universities still linked to Palestine

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED Academics say Australia is endorsing the violence in Palestine by keeping open channels with Isreali universities-- at least when compared to our international counterparts on the global stage. Thousands of academics all over the world have boycotted Israeli universities and academics for their role in promoting the Israel-Palestine conflict. Now, they’re […]

Not tolerating intolerance

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED A slew of prominent Australian community members came together to fight racism last week, vowing to push back against the government's racist changes to immigration laws. Comedian Jennifer Wong, Pakistani clothing designer Zara Ahmed, Artist and poet Candy Royalle, Greens MP Jenny Leong and DJ/Artist Sezzo Snot were among a diverse […]

Refugees hung out to dry at Archibald Prize

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED   An Iranian artist currently seeking asylum in Sydney has had her work exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW last Friday, to challenge to the political discourse about people seeking asylum.   Atefeh Hekmat was the lead artist on the Archibald Prize entry- a collaboration with 27 other refugees to […]

New citizenship requirements to test locals

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED Last Saturday, Australian Permanent Residents met at Town Hall to protest against the government’s Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill, introduced to parliament on 15 June. The organizer of the event, Penny Howard, explained the protest calls on the government and parliamentarians to stop the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill, to lift […]

Powerhouse will move to Parramatta

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED Last Tuesday's hearing over the controversial plan to move the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta left many shocked and angered. After months of debate and protest, the Upper House Inquiry into Museums and Galleries finally decreed that the move will go ahead. Protestors were given hope when the case was […]