Mobile Phones SHOULD be banned in Schools

In Victoria and many other states across Australia, the question regarding mobile phones has been raised recently. Should mobile phones be banned in schools? Yes. I don’t say this from the perspective of a parent with children addicted to their phones. Or a grandparent still in denial about those ‘stupid electronic things.’ I say this…

Why I Love Israel Folau

One man and his terminated contract have split Australia evenly into two camps. When a multi-million-dollar player, an icon of Australian sport is sacked, it is bound to create news headlines, but this case has continued longer than most expected and isn’t stopping anytime soon. Regardless of the legal aspect of the case, and irrespective…

When will Australia get real about Refugees?

It has been revealed today that the federal government will be placing a higher priority on migrants from South America amid a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly with an estimated 3 million civilians feeling civil unrest under socialist president Nicolas Maduro. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees labelled…

Why I Love Social Media

Social media is a powerful 21st-century tool of communication. Many people argue that social media has harmed society due to individual’s only portraying the positive aspects of their life, leaving the issues undercover and invisible to the world which in many cases is correct. However, social media has positively transformed many aspects of life, which…

Christchurch Terrorist pleads Not Guilty

Cowardice. That is the only appropriate word to describe the actions of the Christchurch terrorist on March 15th and June 14th. March 15th → The murder of 51 helpless victims June 14th → Pleading not guilty I have intentionally not included the name of the terrorist in my article or title, and from now onwards,…

The Art of Disagreement

There is considerable division within society today, traditional barriers of race, religion and gender still split people into groups, despite numerous attempts to reconcile differences. A typical response to these divisions, especially during conflict is: “We need to agree more” Well, ironically, I couldn’t disagree more. We do not need to agree more, we need…

National Rugby League: Image vs The Rule of Law

The NRL (National Rugby League) is an icon of Australia sport. It is a league of professional men’s rugby, run by the Australian Rugby League Commission. It attracts millions of viewers from packed out stadiums in State of Origin or Grand Finals, to record TV statistics. Many players are considered idols and hero’s for young…

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…