Robert  Curgenven in St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

When you enter CIT’s Wandesford Quay gallery in Cork, there is a maze made of black fabric. Inside the maze, voices speak over one another: tongue-twi(...)

A student of Australian National University in Canberra protests after the release of the national student survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment on Tuesday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

More than half of university students in Australia experienced sexual harassment at least once last year, according to one of the world’s most compreh(...)

Anna Neistat, senior director for research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled ‘Island of Despair - Australia’s “Processing” of Refugees on Nauru’ in Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s offshore detention regime on Nauru as an “open-air prison” and akin to “torture”, where refugees and a(...)

The new Australian five dollar banknote. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

Australia’s new $5 banknote is breaking new ground with a tactile feature designed to make it easier to use for people with visual impairments. The up(...)

Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton: “Some people have even gone to the extent of self-harming and people have self-immolated in an effort to get to Australia, and certainly some have made false allegations in an attempt to get to Australia.” Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has accused asylum seekers of making false allegations of sexual assault and self-harming – including (...)

A satellite image of the island of Nauru in the South Pacific, the world’s smallest island state, home to fewer than 10,000 people.  On the last official count at the end of June, 442 people – 338 men, 55 women and 49 children – were held in the Nauru regional processing centre. Photograph:  Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The devastating trauma and abuse inflicted on children held by Australia in offshore detention has been laid bare in the largest cache of leaked docum(...)

Melbourne man Daniel Smyth faces deportation to Ireland despite, he says, having been born in Australia.  Image: Thinkstock

Australia’s new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull flew to New Zealand on Friday for his first official state visit. Item number one on the agenda when h(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott. Australia’s highest court gave the United Nations permission today to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country’s power to intercept asylum seekers’ boats outside its territorial waters. Photograph: Reuters

Australia’s highest court gave the United Nations permission today to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country’s power to in(...)