The remote Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus will be among the first places in the world to see the arrival of 2017. However, for the 1500 refugees and asylum seekers still in detention, there will be little to celebrate.
Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises, writes Jane McAdam.
Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down the 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas, write Kathy Bowrey and Michael Handler.