An Update!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well 🙂 I just thought I'd jump on here quickly to provide an update on this blog! As many of you may be aware, the area where I live has now been under lockdown for almost 3 months. We have 1 more month to go before restrictions will…

My Experience of Online Learning 2

Well, I didn’t ever expect I’d have to write a part 2 to this article. However, another outbreak and lockdown has led to students across Australia enduring another period of online learning. Here is my experience of education from home. The first article I posted on online learning was in September 2020. I reflected on…

A Courageous Politician?

In our current world, it’s not every day that you see a politician employ courage to break party ranks and speak about an important issue. Yet, this week it happened, and I couldn’t be happier about it. NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean represents Hornsby for the Liberal Party in the New South Wales…

Let’s Get Legal: Employers vs Employees

Hello, and welcome back to Article Six of Let’s Get Legal! We apologise for the extended break, but we’re looking forward to getting back into discussing important and relevant cases within Australia’s legal system! We hope you enjoy today’s article, and you can find a link to the entire series at the bottom of this…

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…

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,…

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…

Let’s Get Legal: Lost in Translation

Hello and welcome back to Let’s Get Legal! Today’s article is written by Daniel and delves into the issue of language and the law! We hope you enjoy! Introduction The inability to understand the language of the region that you are in may seem like a far-fetched idea in contemporary times. It has been more…

Time’s Running out Albo

I appreciated your backseat approach to the initial outbreak of the virus. I appreciated your willingness to cooperate on issues of national concern to ensure positive outcomes for the Australian public. However, a spectator in the grandstands is never going to win the Dally M Medal. There must come a time for action, leadership and…

Let’s Get Legal: Couple Conspiracy

Hello, and welcome back to article four of Let’s Get Legal! Today’s article is written by Simeon and delves into the topic of criminal conspiracy. We hope you enjoy the article, and you can find a link to the entire series at the bottom of this post! Introduction Conspiracy can be a complex crime to…

Australia’s Vaccine Disaster

We didn’t have time to prepare! We were focusing on controlling large outbreaks as our first priority! We had to ensure our economy didn’t collapse and lead to chaos! Many countries in the world can use these excuses to justify their slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Australia CAN NOT. We haven’t had a significant…

Let’s Get Legal: Border Battles

Welcome back to article two of Let’s Get Legal. This is a series where myself, Simeon (creator and author of the Levine Lowdown) and Guest Author Daniel, review, prompt ideas, and demonstrate how certain court cases, statutes and everything in-between affect you and bear relevance to our society. Please let us know any thoughts you…

Unemployment is NOT Exclusive

It doesn’t choose its targets. It doesn’t favour some over others. It’s unpredictable, devastating and enduring. The myth of unemployment in Australia is incredibly damaging, as it allows the government to continually keep the rate of unemployment benefits so slow. Unemployment is not left for dole bludgers who don’t want to work. I’ll say that…