New Year's Resolutions

Happy new year to everyone! I pray that throughout this next year, you can cherish the moments of joy, remember that there is always hope and persist even when times become tough. Each year when New Year’s Eve comes around, the discussion turns to new year’s resolutions. What do you want to change in your…

2019 in Review

This year has been eventful. From Trump to Brexit to the Australia election, political discussion has dominated the media landscape and has resulted in many forgettable moments. Moreover, natural disasters have been ever-present this year, such as the White Island eruption and the Australian bushfires, causing significant harm to local communities. This year has also…

The Danger of Adventure Tourism

Recently, on White Island, New Zealand, a volcano erupted killing at least 8 people. On the day of the disaster, tour groups were visiting the volcano just like any other day. This recent event begs the question, who is at fault for disasters in areas of adventure tourism? Are people just incredibly unlucky, or are…

The Grey Line: Religious Freedom

Should a religious person be able to say whatever they want? Should a religious person be able to refuse specific actions in the workforce? Do religious people deserve extra protection? These are the questions which will dominate political discussion in 2020. These are the questions which will aim to turn a clouded, grey line into…

Merry Christmas!

I would just like to take the time to wish everyone a merry Christmas! I hope that this is a joyous and relaxing time with family, friends and other special people in your life. I apologise for the lack of recent posting (I too needed a short break), however; be assured that there will be…

The Power of Youth Podcast

Tomorrow begins a new project for myself and some of my friends. The Power of Youth podcast is a project that I have been working on with some other people for several weeks, and finally, the first episode will be released at 9am AEST on Friday. This podcast is about presenting and sharing youth perspectives…

Global Leadership

In each country, there are individuals with extreme power. People who sit at the top of their respective governments and dictate the direction of their nation. Unfortunately, these individuals aren’t always the best leaders. These leadership flaws become evident in unknown circumstances. Instances where the leader must adapt to a new situation, has limited guidance…

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…