Sorry Scott, You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Scott Morrison wants to show no compassion to one group of people, but immense compassion to another side. Unfortunately, Prime Minister, you can’t have it both ways. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has been a long-term champion of strong border policy. He rose to national prominence for vigorously enforcing Australia’s extreme approach to asylum seekers…

What’s Happening in BRAZIL

Brazil is South America’s most influential country, but they are on the brink of collapse. The government’s inability to adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has left the public screaming for answers. Brazil has a population of 208 million and is currently led by President Jair Bolsonaro. President Bolsonaro is a retired army officer and…

Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

Blogging in 2020…

If you ask someone to describe 2020 in one word, you may receive some of these responses. “Quarantine” “Home” “Online” “Pandemic” “Crazy” All of these words return to a topic which has dominated 2020, Coronavirus. Coronavirus or COVID-19 begun in China in December 2019, however; the international media only started reporting the virus in January.…

The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Written by Guest Author: Aniket Panesar So it’s pretty clear, COVID-19 has not been good for the economy. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in increased financial market volatility, depreciation of the Australian Dollar and has led to sharp increases in unemployment levels within Australia. Considering this, it has not been a good economic start for…

The Danger of Federalism

The current health crisis impacting each corner of the earth has forced governments to act swiftly. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in confusion in nations where citizens are under the authority of multiple leaders who give different instructions. This has been the case in Australia, and this is the danger of federalism. Federalism, in the Australian…

America’s Coronavirus Failure

America’s coronavirus response has been a catastrophic disaster. Leaders, obviously upset at the lack of sport currently being played, have decided to take part in a new sport, the blame game. An utterly meaningless and futile process whereby no one takes responsibility, and thousands continue to suffer. Well, President Trump, the buck stops with you,…

The Collapse of the Oil Industry

Written by guest author: Bryton Johnson As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches further into its life span, governments, investors and economists prepare to face a war on two fronts. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has had on the way humanity interacts with each other has created disastrous implications for the world of global commerce. The starkest…

Why we need STRICTER restrictions

Many people around the world are calling for an easing of restrictions. Shouldn’t we at least start to open up some areas? The worst of the virus is in the past, right? If we have learnt anything from this pandemic it should be 2 things, COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be deadly. 3 months…

A Different Easter

This is an Easter period like no other. When families would typically be catching up or travelling, they have been forced inside of their own homes to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Regardless of your religion or spiritual beliefs, I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter! I hope that although we…

The Positives of Coronavirus

This is a horrific and challenging time. There is nothing inherently positive about Coronavirus; it has destroyed economies around the world, broken down businesses and resulted in a widespread loss of life. What the mass media doesn’t provide us with, is hope. The media focus upon the tragic news stories and consistent consumption of this…

The Ruby Princess Disaster

On the 19th of March, the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship was allowed to dock at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia and all 2700 passengers were given the green light to disembark although 13 passengers had exhibited virus symptoms before reaching Sydney. Out of those 13 passengers who initially showed COVID-19 symptoms, 4 ultimately tested positive…

News other than Coronavirus Part 2

There is now even less going on in the world other than Coronavirus. Every news source is talking about the pandemic in one way or another, and it has also spread to internet influencers, celebrities and general conversation. Here is an ever-decreasing list of other things happening in our world: There is more conflict in…