The Never-Ending Lockdown

Well, what a few months it has been in New South Wales. From the complete easing of restrictions to new waves of lockdown, this is an immensely challenging period. Here are some uncategorised, unorganised thoughts I’ve had over the past couple of months: When I wrote my first article on COVID-19 in January 2020, it…

What’s Happening in AFGHANISTAN?

Horrifying. That’s the only way I can describe the unfolding situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have moved into the capital and stormed the government, resulting in chaos ensuing around the country. For today, I want to focus on the ‘what’. What is the history of this conflict? What has happened over the law few days?…

The Monthly Music Roundup

Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Monthly Music Roundup! The Weekly Music Roundup has been running for over a year on this blog, and with the increasing workload, our music writer, Alex, will be bringing you a roundup each month containing his favourite songs, albums and so much more! Stay tuned and…

FriendlyJordies and John Barilaro: A Terrifying Legal Dispute

While NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet may laugh and dismiss the rapidly evolving situation between Youtuber FriendlyJordies and Deputy Premier John Barilaro, there is nothing to joke about. While this started through some comedic videos posted on YouTube, it has now proceeded to the courts and is much more significant than an individual defamation hearing. Furthermore,…

NSW Labor Disaster

It was a golden opportunity for Jodi McKay and the NSW Labor Party. An opportunity which they believed was within reach. However, another demoralising defeat, another leadership spill, and another lack-lustre campaign have left the party searching for answers. The Upper Hunter byelection was triggered after it emerged that former Nationals MP, Michael Johnsen, was…

What’s Happening in ETHIOPIA?

Ethiopia is starving. It’s difficult to imagine anything that could make a famine ‘worse’. However, the fact that this famine was man-made and avoidable only exacerbates the dire situation of millions of Ethiopians. Ethiopia is located within Africa and shares borders with Eritrea (who we will come to shortly) and Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan.…

Australia’s Middle Power Failure

Australia has been significantly harmed by its inability to formulate an independent foreign policy and, there are numerous advantages that Australia is failing to capitalise upon due to its foreign policy relying heavily on historical alliances. But, before I continue, what does it mean to be a middle power? A middle power refers to a…

An Update – The Music Roundup

Hi guys. I know it has been a very long time since I wrote my last article, so I will first and foremost apologise. However, over the last few months I have been busier than ever. Whilst I have certainly been listening to music, a packed schedule has prevented me from putting those thoughts onto…

It’s Exam Time…

Hello! It has been a few weeks now since my last post, and I have certainly missed writing. However, I am now entering an exam period which means that my time available for writing has decreased significantly. I am looking forward to finishing my exams and getting back into writing articles for you all! Here…