Dispatch from the Public Hearing Into Children in Australia’s Detention Centres

Published in VICE on August 25 2014. The audience was tense. Parliament House security were on guard outside Committee Room 2R1 and threatened to confiscate cameras or expel anyone who tried to take a photo. We were ordered to turn off our electronic devices—a futile demand to a room full of journalists and keen observers, […]

‘Ag-gag’ Laws Backed To Hide Animal Cruelty

Published in New Matilda on June 3 2014. Out of sight and out of mind, the Australian meat industry benefits from keeping consumers in the dark about what happens behind the closed doors of factory farms and slaughterhouses. It is unsurprising then that agricultural lobby groups, including Australian Pork Limited, are currently advocating the introduction of […]