The Detrimental Impacts of Inequality on Australia’s Democracy

Australia’s external appearance deceives many from the broken internal reality of the nation. Australia’s beautiful landscapes, relatively peaceful politics and a ‘laid-back’ approach to life leads many to believe that Australia is a land of equality and freedom for all. However, this is far from reality, and inequality in Australia is reaching unprecedented levels, hidden…

Why I Love Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders. A 78-year-old man from Brooklyn who is currently leading the Democratic presidential race. He is overwhelming progressive, incredibly experienced and believes he can defeat Donald Trump in the November election. This is why I love Bernie Sanders, and this is a new article in a purely American politics series in the lead up…

The Liberal Party wins the Election

Here is a review of the main events that took place over election day: The Liberal Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Scott Morrison has won the Australia election in a “miraculous” victory. Over the past few months, Labor had consistently outperformed Liberal in Newspoll, with further articles in the afternoon predicting a “landslide…

Tony Abbott is Gone

After 25 years, Tony Abbott has been defeated by Zali Steggall in the seat of Warringah in a comprehensive victory. There has been as large as a 14% swing against the former prime minster compared to a 40% swing for independent Zali Steggall. Moreover, the initial two-candidate-preferred figure of 64% for Ms Steggall and 34%…

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…

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…