Hannah Ryan, Slate

Hannah Ryan


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Hannah:

Why Facebook Is Going to War in Australia

In essence, Facebook has pledged to deliberately cut its own users off from information. → Read More

Canada Is Resettling Asylum Seekers Shunned By Australia

Amir Sahragard hoped for safety in Australia but ended up in a brutal offshore camp. He is still dealing with the trauma as he starts a new life. → Read More

The Coronavirus Has Led To War Between Runners, Walkers And Cyclists

Sydney's waterside Bay Run is a beautiful 7km path, perfect for walking, running or cycling. It's also the site of a brewing conflict. → Read More

This Man Found Love In Immigration Detention. Now He’s Stuck In A Prison Cell With 50 Others In A Pandemic.

After Helal "Spicy" Uddin was deported from Papua New Guinea, he got a boat right back to find his wife and son. → Read More

Not Everyone In Australia Gets Medicare. The Coronavirus Is Extra Scary For Those Who Don’t.

Many people waiting on bridging visas while their refugee claims are decided don’t have Medicare. → Read More

"I've Never Seen Anything Like This": Asylum Seekers Are Overwhelming This Charity Because Of The Coronavirus

Many refugees and asylum seekers are losing their jobs, but aren’t eligible for welfare. How are they meant to live? → Read More

This Dad Earned $16.84 This Week. He Can’t Get The Coronavirus Welfare Payment.

Centrelink queues stretching around the block shocked Australians this week. But most asylum seekers on temporary visas aren’t eligible for financial assistance. → Read More

Parademics Are Sacrificing Their Beards To Keep You Safe During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Beards can interfere with protective masks — so lots of paramedics have gotten out the razor. → Read More

As Australia Burned, Climate Change Denialism Got A Boost On Facebook

Facebook's bushfire fact-checking efforts have mostly focused on misleading photos and videos. What about rampant climate denialism? → Read More

This Woman Doesn't Have To Delete Her Instagram Selfie With Kylie Jenner, A Judge Has Ruled

The selfie was the modern-day equivalent of an autograph, the judge decided. → Read More

With Nowhere Else To Go, This Dialysis Patient From A Remote Community Has Spent Years In A Short-Stay Hostel

“Some of us mightn’t be alive” by the time they get public housing, one dialysis patient said. → Read More

Tony Abbott Has Lost His Seat

Independent Zali Steggall unseated Abbott, who was prime minister from 2013 to 2015. → Read More

Here's What It's Like Voting In Remote Australia

For the last few weeks, candidates, campaigners and the AEC have been criss-crossing the Northern Territory in a huge logistical effort. → Read More

This Tiny Remote Town Asked Tony Abbott For Better Housing — And Were Surprised When It Actually Arrived

After years of waiting for new housing, Borroloola residents credit Tony Abbott with taking action. → Read More

This Woman Is Living In A House With No Toilet, Power Or Water

In the remote community of Borroloola in the Northern Territory, some people say housing is the most important issue at the federal election. → Read More

Here’s What Aboriginal People Say About Rental Discrimination

“It is nearly impossible to find a private rental if you are Aboriginal.” → Read More

Hungry Jack's Got $176,000 From The Government To Take Young Interns

176 young Australians interned at Hungry Jack's under a government program that pays as little as $4 an hour. → Read More

Tech Execs Face Jail In Australia If They Don’t Remove “Abhorrent” Content Quickly Enough

The new "Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material" law could mean jail time or massive fines if social media companies don't take down violent videos quickly. → Read More

Australia Has Cancelled The Visa Of A North Korean Man Who's Lived Here For Over 20 Years

The man's case was heard in the Federal Court of Australia on Thursday. He says his drug convictions should not mean his visa is cancelled. → Read More

Please Enjoy These 15 Random Things We Found In This Year’s Budget

There was way more stuff about ants than I think any of us anticipated. → Read More