Category: Exclusive Interviews

For the Rights of the Marginalised: An Interview With Greens Candidate Kym Chapple


Whilst she’s been doorknocking in the lead up to the NSW state election that’s set to take place in a fortnight, NSW Greens candidate for Heffron Kym Chapple has found that concerns around drug law reform have been front and centre for many in her electorate. If it was Gladys Berejiklian standing at these constituents’ ...

60 Years of Resisting Occupation: The Australia Tibet Council’s Kyinzom Dhongdue


Currently, Chinese authorities have placed restrictions on foreigners entering occupied Tibet. Commencing on 30 January, the ban on foreigners, which will continue for sixty days, was put in place as a politically sensitive date that holds significance for the locals is about to transpire. This coming Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising. ...

Towards a Regulated Drug Market: An Interview With Robert Richter QC


Human beings have been using psychoactive substances since prehistoric times. The use of opium, mushrooms, psychedelic cacti and alcohol has gone on for millennia. You might say that drug use has gone hand in hand with the progress of civilisation into the modern day. The system of drug prohibition that we are living under globally ...

For the Crime of Genocide: An Interview With the Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s Robert Corowa


The Aboriginal Tent Embassy has announced that it plans to take the Commonwealth of Australia and the British Crown to the High Court of Australia for the crime of genocide against the First Nations peoples of this continent. Situated on the lawn opposite Old Parliament House in Canberra, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is putting the ...

Frontline Festival Safety: An Interview With DanceWize NSW’s Jessie Murray


Over the last five months, safety at music festivals has been front and centre. There have been tragic deaths, increased hospitalisations, debates over pill testing, public rallies and an expert panel was convened to investigate the matter. However, all the while, the DanceWize NSW peer educators have been working at the frontline of events, getting amongst ...

Don’t Kill Live Music: An Interview With Festival Promoter Ben Tillman


This Thursday night 21 February at 6 pm, thousands of people from across the state are set to gather in Sydney’s Hyde Park for the Don’t Kill Live Music rally to protest the Berejiklian government’s assault on live music. Initially, the NSW Liberal Nationals government crippled the music and cultural nightlife in Sydney’s CBD by implementing ...

Justice Now for David Dungay: An Interview With Leetona Rose Dungay


David Dungay Jr called out that he couldn’t breathe a total of twelve times, as six prison guards held him face down on a bed in the prone position. One of the officers said, “If you can talk, you can breathe.” However, medically-speaking, this isn’t the case. The disturbing CCTV footage of the 26-year-old Dunghutti ...

Another Casualty of the War on Festivals: An Interview With a Psyfari Organiser


At the moment, the NSW Liberal Nationals government is conducting an all-out assault on this state’s festival industry. And the reason why it’s doing it, is it can’t deal with the fact that in order to stop drug-related deaths, it needs to allow people to test the contents of something that’s illegal. Instead, Berejiklian and ...

From Crown Prosecutor to Defence Barrister: An Interview With Margaret Cunneen SC


Robert “Dolly” Dunn was one of Australia’s most notorious paedophiles. The former Marist Brother school teacher was sent to prison in 1997 for 20 years for a string of sexual assaults he carried out over a ten year period. He’d never again be a free man. Currently serving three life sentences, Michael Kanaan was sent ...

Healing the Nation: An Interview With Warringah Independent Susan Moylan-Coombs


Climate change denier, marriage equality opponent, and the man who, just a few years ago, effectively declared Australia was terra nullius before the British arrived, Tony Abbott is again set to contest the seat of Warringah in the upcoming federal election. The former prime minister has held onto the seat for close to a quarter of ...