Should the voting age be lowered?

In Australia, the current voting age is 18 years old. The same age required to drink and be considered an ‘adult’. However, recent political activism by youth, regarding the same-sex marriage debate and climate change has raised the question of whether the voting age should be lowered. So should the voting age be lowered to…

Why I Love Youth Protests

Over the past months, we have witnessed numerous youth protests within Australia and the world, encouraging politicians to introduce policies to protect the environment. Personally, I believe that there are more appropriate ways to campaign for change, but due to the lack of urgency illustrated by politicians regarding climate change, I can understand why many…

One Nation: Racism, Guns and Strip Clubs

The 30th of April 2019 showed where Pauline Hanson and the One Nation party draw the line. Blatant racism and discrimination against minorities are perfectly acceptable. Engaging in conversations with the National Rifle Association in the United States regarding election funding and easing gun legislation is perfectly acceptable Talking dirty in strip clubs, however, crosses…

Cardinal Pell – Was his sentence appropriate?

This is an ongoing case; however, I will speak only on the initial sentence given to Cardinal Pell for the crime that he was convicted of in December 2018. Was his sentence appropriate? Yes. Emotion vs Legal System What was disappointing, however, unsurprising was the response (or uproar) of the community. A tweet by The…

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…