Australia Day Controversy

Every year between the 18th to the 25th of January, Australia fiercely debate whether the date of Australia Day should be changed. The same arguments are presented each year, nothing ends up changing, and everyone loses interest by the 27th of January. So, should the date of Australia day be moved? The date of Australia…

Dear Scott Morrison…

Dear Scott Morrison, you chose to become Prime Minister. You didn’t have to put up your hand for the leadership of the Liberal Party, but you did. Therefore, any criticism towards you is valid and highlights the passion of the people you are meant to lead. Dear Scott Morrison, while the country was suffering, you…

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…

Why I Love Hope

‘Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.’ When someone mentions the word ‘hope’, what comes to mind? Does it remind you of your childhood and the hope of receiving a specific present at Christmas? Or does it remind you of different traumatic circumstances where you hoped for a different outcome? Although…

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…

Sydney Smoke

The bushfires in Australia aren’t going away. The bushfire seasons was only supposed to begin now, but the fires have been raging for months now. The fires have had detrimental consequences, such as the loss of life, property and a blanket of smoke over the city. When will this disaster end? The fire danger remains…

The White Island Eruption

On the 9th of December 2019, the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, erupted with two explosions in quick succession. This is an ongoing recovery mission and information written here could change over the coming days. There were approximately 47 people on the island at the time of the eruption, with 23 of them rescued…

Australia's Refugee Failure

The Australian government has consistently failed in its refugee policy. Politicians have ignored any care for human rights in favour of populist policies and catchy slogans, aiming to improve public opinion. Initially, the slogan was all about ‘stopping the boats.’ Without any knowledge of Australia’s policies, this seems like a reasonable approach. Many refugees were…

The End of Israel Folau

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have finally reached a confidential settlement, including a written apology to each other over Israel Folau’s anti-gay religious views. Folau’s journey over the past 8 months has been filled with ups and downs. Initially, the drama highlighted the hypocrisy of Folau, Rugby Australia and the media (https://thelevinelowdown.com/2019/04/20/israel-folau-the-revolving-door-of-hypocrisy/). Folau said that…

Why I Love Australia

Australia is a beautiful country. Surrounded by ocean, the nation is filled with environmental wonders, such as the Great Barrier Reef, and traditional treasures like Uluru. Australia is also a widely diverse and multicultural country represented by hundreds of nations and cultures. I consider it a privilege to be able to grow up and live…

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…