Sydney Smoke

The bushfires in Australia aren’t going away. The bushfire seasons was only supposed to begin now, but the fires have been raging for months now. The fires have had detrimental consequences, such as the loss of life, property and a blanket of smoke over the city. When will this disaster end? The fire danger remains…

The White Island Eruption

On the 9th of December 2019, the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, erupted with two explosions in quick succession. This is an ongoing recovery mission and information written here could change over the coming days. There were approximately 47 people on the island at the time of the eruption, with 23 of them rescued…

Australia’s Refugee Failure

The Australian government has consistently failed in its refugee policy. Politicians have ignored any care for human rights in favour of populist policies and catchy slogans, aiming to improve public opinion. Initially, the slogan was all about ‘stopping the boats.’ Without any knowledge of Australia’s policies, this seems like a reasonable approach. Many refugees were…

Overcoming Global Drought

Australia, in particular, New South Wales, is suffering a severe drought. Communities and local towns are struggling to survive as the lack of water destroys livestock and diminishes the quality of life for citizens. This issue is only going to get worse. Globally, levels of drought are increasing as the amount of water decreases. Before…

The Passive Prime Minister

Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister, began his tenure positively by creating political stability and enabling the passing of many crucial legislative reforms. However, the last few months have highlighted the failure of Scott Morrison as a Prime Minister. He has failed to act proactively, lacked any passion and has implored people to remain calm…

Climate Change and Bushfires

The last couple of weeks has witnessed some of the most horrific fires in New South Wales history. Even today, many fires continue to burn uncontrollably, and the lack of rainfall combined with increasing temperatures over the coming months demonstrates that further disasters are imminent. During the events, the priority of all people should be…

Should we DECRIMINALISE drug use?

Decriminalising illicit drugs. 10 years ago, even the thought of this proposal would create shudders across society. Arguably, even today, many would be fearful of the decriminalisation of illicit substances. Drugs are harmful. They are deadly, can destroy families and affect innocent people. So why would we even begin to consider making them freely available?…

The New South Wales Bushfires

Tomorrow (the 12th of November AEST) is set to be a horrific day in New South Wales with the state bracing for unprecedented and catastrophic bushfire danger. There have been countless numbers of fires burning the last week in New South Wales, and with worsening conditions tomorrow, these numbers could rise. The fires have already…

Should we protect Religious Freedom?

Religious discrimination and religious freedom are hot topics in society today. Individuals on both sides argue whether people should be able to freely speak their opinion regarding their religious beliefs or if restraints should be put in place. The recent Israel Folau saga has particularly highlighted the issue, with Folau’s contract terminated due to a…

One Year of Scott Morrison

On the 23rd of August 2018, the Australian Liberal MP’s voted 45-40 to spill the leadership positions after a tumultuous week or gossip. Ms Bishop, Mr Morrison and Mr Dutton all nominated for the leadership position, however; Ms Bishop was knocked out in the first round of voting. In the second round, Mr Morrison won…