Dr Helen Szoke is the Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia and former Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner with the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Climate change is stealing the Islanders' homes, livelihoods and connection to ancestral lands.
Australia's appointment should be earned by addressing the significant issues confronting our First Peoples.
12/09/2017 11:48 AM AEST
This has been unfinished business for far too long.
26/06/2017 9:38 AM AEST
This renewed debate, where scant word has been uttered on the inextricable links between coal, climate change and poverty, is maddening.
07/03/2017 7:45 AM AEDT
He has that chance today.
09/09/2016 9:22 AM AEST
At a time when the UN is calling for its largest ever humanitarian appeal to deal with crises like that in Syria -- and when the world is dealing with more displaced people than ever before -- Australia is just too far away from lifting its weight.
19/08/2016 5:35 AM AEST
Together we must look at how we are failing women. We must make changes and begin initiatives to do better -- to get on with the business of truly treating them as equals. When we get it right we can transform the world, and only then can we afford to stop talking about women.
03/12/2015 5:06 AM AEDT
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