Previously climate change dialogue has mainly focused on two degrees of global temperature rise, which had been identified as a key environmental ‘tipping point’. Scientific consensus is now that our business-as-usual trajectory will cause the global average temperature to rise between 2070 and 2100 by a global average of four degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The only way to get real and lasting change on mandatory detention is to break the bipartisan support for mandatory detention, to target the party that started it. People will remain locked up until the ALP changes.
Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be guest edited by writer and Overland fiction reader, Oliver Driscoll.
In 2012, I set fire to one of my sculptures on the bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne’s CBD. It was a sort of rapid response to the knowledge that multi-billion dollar company Transfield had just received a $24.5 million contract from the Labor government to provide refugee detention centre services and infrastructure on the island of Nauru.
In October 2006, Today Tonight screened excerpts from a DVD called Cunt: The Movie, produced by a group of teenage boys from the outer western Melbourne suburb of Werribee. A short section called ‘Pimp My Wife’ had been posted on YouTube a few months earlier, and by the time the Today Tonight story went live that clip had already been viewed over 2500 times.