The Last Chance for Cardinal Pell

Four days ago, Cardinal Pell’s appeal was dismissed 2-1 by Court of Appeal judges Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. In the Australian legal system, the last option of appeal is through the High Court of Australia. Today, it was announced that George Pell would take his case to the High Court. During his…

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…

Why I Love Sport

I am an avid watcher of sports around the world, in fact, you could tell me any sport, and I could probably tell you which team or player I support. Although sport may not be considered one of the pressing issues in our society, it consistently creates news headlines, media debates and excitement. I love…

George Pell Appeal Dismissed

Cardinal George Pell’s appeal has been dismissed 2-1 by the Court of Appeal judges, Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. Pell, a high profile Catholic, appealed against convictions on five charges of sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s when he was the archbishop of Melbourne. He has already spent more than 170 days…

Is Respect Earned or Given?

This is a question which has been consistently debated over time. Often it is by students trying to explain why they can misbehave in front of teachers they dislike or by people refusing to succumb to authority by people in power. This is an important question to consider as respect is such an essential concept…

Why America Matters

Written by Guest Author: Alexander Driscoll Gun control, restrictive abortion laws, national healthcare so on and so forth. The United States of America seems to dominate the way we talk, interact with and view politics. However, one typical attitude I have seen taken by many is this: "It's in America, why should it impact me?".…

Rehabilitation NOT Incapacitation

On the 13th of August 2019, an attacker stabbed two individuals in the streets of Sydney, killing one and injuring another. The man has been formally charged with murder, attempted murder, wounding a person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intentionally chocking a person with recklessness and common assault. The attacker’s mental health…

Should abortion be legalised?

I need to start by stating that my views and perspectives on this issue are not set in stone. I always aim to allow my opinions to change and encourage people who disagree with me to enter into a discussion with me because that way, we both grow in our knowledge. In the Australian state…

Why we love to hate Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is a professional tennis player who has had one of the most unorthodox careers of all time. From competing against the top 10 players in the world to on-court tantrums against players ranked outside the top 50, Kyrgios is constant, endless entertainment, and that is why we love to hate Nick Kyrgios. This…