The Liberal Party wins the Election

Here is a review of the main events that took place over election day: The Liberal Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Scott Morrison has won the Australia election in a “miraculous” victory. Over the past few months, Labor had consistently outperformed Liberal in Newspoll, with further articles in the afternoon predicting a “landslide…

Tony Abbott is Gone

After 25 years, Tony Abbott has been defeated by Zali Steggall in the seat of Warringah in a comprehensive victory. There has been as large as a 14% swing against the former prime minster compared to a 40% swing for independent Zali Steggall. Moreover, the initial two-candidate-preferred figure of 64% for Ms Steggall and 34%…

Israel Folau Sacked

The lucrative four-year, 4-million-dollar contract has been terminated by Rugby Australia today. Israel Folau had been found guilty of a “high level” breach of his contract and today’s decision has bought an end to the ongoing saga…for now (an appeal by Israel Folau on religious grounds is possible within the next 72 hours). Rugby Australia…

Criminalising Muslim Dissent is NOT Counter-Terrorism

The rights of Muslims to dissent under the First Amendment is under threat by President Donald Trump The first amendment was created after the experience of a repressive English state, highlighting the importance of the freedom of speech and thought to prevent the emergence of authoritarian regimes. Donald Trump has entered negotiations surrounding the designation…

Should the voting age be lowered?

In Australia, the current voting age is 18 years old. The same age required to drink and be considered an ‘adult’. However, recent political activism by youth, regarding the same-sex marriage debate and climate change has raised the question of whether the voting age should be lowered. So should the voting age be lowered to…

Why I Love Youth Protests

Over the past months, we have witnessed numerous youth protests within Australia and the world, encouraging politicians to introduce policies to protect the environment. Personally, I believe that there are more appropriate ways to campaign for change, but due to the lack of urgency illustrated by politicians regarding climate change, I can understand why many…

One Nation: Racism, Guns and Strip Clubs

The 30th of April 2019 showed where Pauline Hanson and the One Nation party draw the line. Blatant racism and discrimination against minorities are perfectly acceptable. Engaging in conversations with the National Rifle Association in the United States regarding election funding and easing gun legislation is perfectly acceptable Talking dirty in strip clubs, however, crosses…

Cardinal Pell – Was his sentence appropriate?

This is an ongoing case; however, I will speak only on the initial sentence given to Cardinal Pell for the crime that he was convicted of in December 2018. Was his sentence appropriate? Yes. Emotion vs Legal System What was disappointing, however, unsurprising was the response (or uproar) of the community. A tweet by The…