Terror in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of people murdered or injured while practising their faith. Thousands lost a loved one. Millions affected. My immediate response is resonant to a couple of weeks ago in Christchurch. Horrified and Devastated. Helpless victims. On a day of great joy and hope, that was brutally robbed from those people. It raises the question once…

Israel Folau – The Revolving Door of Hypocrisy

Israel Folau has been scrutinised recently following controversial and ‘discriminatory’ comments posted onto his Instagram declaring “homosexuals (among other listed categories of people) will go to hell”. This is a recurring issue for Folau who came under fire last year for similar comments. In response, Rugby Australia issued him with a breach notice (termination of…

Why I love refugees – Speech

In this speech, I use the word ‘they’ inappropriately. Refugees are not ‘they’. Refugees are people. Faces. Friends. Family. When I say ‘they’ think about Omid Masoumali, an Iranian refugee, placed in a detention centre, who could no longer find a reason to live in his pursuit for a better life. I love refugees. Ok,…

Young Offenders Law – Effective?

The Criminal Justice System is highly effective in dealing with young offenders due to the importance placed upon rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Significant law reform such as the Young Offenders Act 1997 has focused purposefully on rehabilitation for young offenders rather than severe punishment. Furthermore, legal and non-legal measures such as Youth Justice…

Terrorism and the Media

Would there still be worldwide terrorism if the media wasn’t involved? “Terror at London Bridge” (Sunday Express, June 4, 2017) Terrorism. It seems to be on the cover of every newspaper or the key story of a news bulletin at least once a week and there seems to be no indication of it slowing down.…

Logical or Judgemental? – Drug Use

An outlook on drug addiction and how we can solve the growing problem My name is Simeon and everything written below is my own personal research, ideas, and opinions. This is a topic that I was introduced to on my Year 10 City Mission camp where we visited places that were dealing with homelessness and…