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…

Why I Love Joy

There is much pain and hurt in the world. Injustice, prejudice and violence are familiar news headlines each day, making it challenging to maintain a consistent state of positivity. Through all of these challenges, one feeling prevails all, joy. Joy is defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. However, joy and happiness are…

The End of Israel Folau

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have finally reached a confidential settlement, including a written apology to each other over Israel Folau’s anti-gay religious views. Folau’s journey over the past 8 months has been filled with ups and downs. Initially, the drama highlighted the hypocrisy of Folau, Rugby Australia and the media (https://thelevinelowdown.com/2019/04/20/israel-folau-the-revolving-door-of-hypocrisy/). Folau said that…

Why I Love Blogging

I have always been fascinated by our world and intrigued by different global issues. This interest led me to delve into the news, to research ideas and read opposing opinions. This process enabled me to form my own opinions about some issues, however; I generally kept them all inside my head. I was challenged to…

Why I Love Australia

Australia is a beautiful country. Surrounded by ocean, the nation is filled with environmental wonders, such as the Great Barrier Reef, and traditional treasures like Uluru. Australia is also a widely diverse and multicultural country represented by hundreds of nations and cultures. I consider it a privilege to be able to grow up and live…

Why we need Pill Testing

Innocent lives around the world are being lost at music festivals. Young individuals enjoying various songs and the joy of friendship are having their lives destroyed by the consumption of dangerous pills. These scenarios are avoidable, and that is why they are so heart-wrenching. So how do we solve this increasingly prevalent issue in society?…

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…

Learning from History: The Global Protest Movement

Written by Guest Author: Alexander Driscoll Karl Marx's conflict theory tries to explain transformative social change by stating it is the direct result of violent conflict. Though it has its flaws, for example, the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia (an incredibly monumental moment in social change) was not the result of the 'Yes' and…