Why we must abolish the Death Penalty

What is the appropriate punishment for inexplicable crimes? Is the death penalty a definite deterrent or a wasted opportunity? The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the 18th Century BC in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon. Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, beating to death,…

Should euthanasia be legalised?

Euthanasia is an increasingly talked about topic within society today. It is controversial and personal, but lobby groups are already flooding support for legislative change. This begs the question, should euthanasia be legalised?  I want to start by making this very clear, euthanasia is terrible. Whenever a life is lost, it is immensely distressing for…

Iran Strikes Back

Today’s retaliation by Iran may come as a surprise to many, but it shouldn’t. The Middle East has been an area of increasing tension over the past few years, and President Trump’s actions by assassinating Qasem Soleimani was always going to spark violence. The Iranian attack comes in response to the US killing of Iran’s…

America vs Iran

Many people are referring to today’s events as the start of a possible world war. For now, nothing is certain except that more violence will occur. United States President, Donald Trump, ordered the assassination of Iran’s most important military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. The killing of General Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…

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…

Overcoming Global Drought

Australia, in particular, New South Wales, is suffering a severe drought. Communities and local towns are struggling to survive as the lack of water destroys livestock and diminishes the quality of life for citizens. This issue is only going to get worse. Globally, levels of drought are increasing as the amount of water decreases. Before…

The Danger of Islamophobia

Islamophobia has become increasingly prevalent within Western society, often indirectly by negative media attention. However, although it may seem justified, it is blatantly incorrect and has severe consequences upon the Muslim community. Islamophobic is defined as the ‘dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force’. This prejudice has grown from…

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?".…

America and Guns

On the 3rd and 4th of August 2019, 32 people were killed and 51 injured in two separate mass shootings in America. Hundreds of family members and friends left grieving, and bystanders forever replaying the traumatic circumstance again and again inside their heads. Communities destroyed by the loss of life, thousands fearful of the future…