Politics

Another Way Australian Democracy Isn’t Really Working

"Our reforms shouldn’t be reactions to threats to the major parties, but rather a tool to create a more accountable and representative system." As the Australian Federal election looms (at last), Mike Anderson writes on how your vote still doesn't count the way it should.

‘Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned’: Words with Professor Carmen Lawrence

‘’It is on every front: discrimination, hostility, abuse, indefinite detention, uncertainty… It’s a toxic mix for any human being, and to me, it is surprising that more refugees and asylum seekers haven’t attempted suicide.’’ Co-author of the recently-released 'Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned: Women on Nauru at Risk', Professor Carmen Lawrence talks with Pelican on the report’s findings, as well as the possibility of a more empathic alternative to Australia’s brutal response to the international humanitarian crisis.

Who Will Run with Hillary?

With Hillary Clinton all but guaranteed to clinch her second campaign bid as the US Democrat's Presidential nominee, Jacob Mitchells investigates who within the party will be most likely in her top pick when the time comes to choose a running mate.