Déjà vu

This post is a dramatic change from my regular political and societal opinion articles. As over the past few days, I have experienced an overwhelming feeling of déjà vu. Déjà vu is defined as a feeling of having already experienced the present situation. It can occur at random times when an event feels familiar or…

The Cardinal Pell Saga Continues

The High Court announced today that they would hear the appeal of George Pell on five child sex abuse charges that he was found guilty of last year. This decision is somewhat unexpected due to the High Court more often than not rejecting appeal submissions. This is now the last legal avenue for George Pell…

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…

The End of School

It is all over. A 13-year journey of growth, obstacles and structure is finished. It is a feeling which is almost impossible to formulate into words. How can you describe all of your living memories in a sentence or short paragraph? There are many things that school is criticised for. Archaic examination procedures, not teaching…

The Power of Youth | Spoken Word

Youth. Always blamed for the issues in our world but shamed when we try to take action. Consistently told we are lazy but ridiculed when news stories cause us to have a reaction Titled as the technological generation, millennials, caught up within our own selves that we fail to acknowledge society, But any positive use…

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…