Jacinda Ardern wins the New Zealand election!

Jacinda Ardern has secured a second term after a dominant victory by the New Zealand Labour party. Her party has secured a parliamentary majority for the first time since electoral reforms in 1996. The decisive nature of her victory gives the Labour party many new options moving forward. In previous years, they created a coalition…

A Coming of Age for Anthony Albanese?

Typically, both sides of politics sit in a fierce debate over a year. Whether it be arguing in parliament or through the media, political discussion can become very heated with both sides fighting for power and relevance. However, this year has been different. Australia’s Labor Party, who are currently in the opposition, have been relatively…

A Poverty Stimulus

You may have thought that the government was beginning to withdraw any economic stimulus provided to Australians. However, a new stimulus will be presented soon. This time, not a stimulus that provides extra money, but one that places thousands of Australians in poverty. The JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments provided by the government undoubtedly saved lives.…

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…

Biden or Not Trump?

Normally in an election, there are two sides with two different bases of support. In this year’s American election, that would mean a group of people supporting Joe Biden and a group of people supporting Donald Trump. The individual with the approximately larger support base is likely to win the election. However, this election doesn’t…

What’s Happening in LEBANON

Although Lebanon suffered an extreme disaster over the past week, it is only the tip of the iceberg in Lebanon’s profound economic, political, and social disintegration. The lack of stability has meant uncertainty and fear for many citizens, and the recent explosion only extends the long journey ahead for Lebanon to stand firm again. Hello…

2 Months from George Floyd

The below text is a transcript from a spoken word video recently posted on this blog's instagram page. If you would like to watch the video, feel free to check out @the_levine_lowdown on instagram to watch it there! It has been 2 months since the murder of George Floyd You could almost split the last…

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…