Adam Hughes Henry
Adam Hughes Henry is a former honorary lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU. He is a former E.G Whitlam Whitlam Research Fellow, Western Sydney University in 2018-19. He is currently an associate editor for The International Journal of Human Rights (Taylor and Francis).
The gatekeepers have spoken
Since 1901, the often-self-appointed gatekeepers of Australia’s defence and diplomacy have had the greatest difficulty with the idea of accountability. Continue reading »
Individuals who come forward to report unethical and illegal behaviours in their professions and workplaces, face a fateful decision. While books, articles and movies are inspired by courageous truth tellers who do not stay silent, who refuse to turn a blind eye or acquiesce to corrupt forces, the personal and professional costs they will experience Continue reading »
Tenancy rights offer opportunities for change
The threat of being unable to afford to buy a home is now supplanted by the fear of being unable to afford ever increasing rents. Continue reading »
Timeless tale about the evils of corrupt power and its enablers
Hans Christian Anderson’s folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes provides a salutary reminder of how easy it is to stay silent about, and remain complicit in, corruption when the consequences of challenging such behaviour risk personal comforts. Continue reading »
Will the real Scott Morrison please stand up?
Since what has often called a miracle federal election victory, there has been a strange ongoing discussion about Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Who is he? What does he believe? Continue reading »
ADAM HUGHES HENRY. Unresolved questions of “Independence”.
One of the core areas of interest for Gough Whitlam and his government in the realm of international affairs was a process of modernisation in Australia’s engagement with international law and its impact on the domestic scene. Some of this related to imperial practices that continued to play a central role in national civic life Continue reading »