What does a lockdown mean?

‘Coronavirus is not a war, it’s a challenge. Like any other challenge, collaboration, patience and kindness will allow us all to overcome it.’ We are entering a new stage of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdown. The complete turning off of society. This is a scary and challenging time. Businesses, corporations, recreational activities and education facilities will…

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…

The Danger of Adventure Tourism

Recently, on White Island, New Zealand, a volcano erupted killing at least 8 people. On the day of the disaster, tour groups were visiting the volcano just like any other day. This recent event begs the question, who is at fault for disasters in areas of adventure tourism? Are people just incredibly unlucky, or are…

The Grey Line: Religious Freedom

Should a religious person be able to say whatever they want? Should a religious person be able to refuse specific actions in the workforce? Do religious people deserve extra protection? These are the questions which will dominate political discussion in 2020. These are the questions which will aim to turn a clouded, grey line into…

The Power of Youth Podcast

Tomorrow begins a new project for myself and some of my friends. The Power of Youth podcast is a project that I have been working on with some other people for several weeks, and finally, the first episode will be released at 9am AEST on Friday. This podcast is about presenting and sharing youth perspectives…

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…

YOUTH | Spoken Word

Youth. Always blamed for the issues in our world but shamed when we try to take action. Consistently told we are lazy but ridiculed when news stories cause us to have a reaction Titled as the technological generation, millennials, caught up within our own selves that we fail to acknowledge society, But any positive use…

Should we protect Religious Freedom?

Religious discrimination and religious freedom are hot topics in society today. Individuals on both sides argue whether people should be able to freely speak their opinion regarding their religious beliefs or if restraints should be put in place. The recent Israel Folau saga has particularly highlighted the issue, with Folau’s contract terminated due to a…

When will Australia get real about Refugees?

It has been revealed today that the federal government will be placing a higher priority on migrants from South America amid a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly with an estimated 3 million civilians feeling civil unrest under socialist president Nicolas Maduro. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees labelled…