A Courageous Politician?

In our current world, it’s not every day that you see a politician employ courage to break party ranks and speak about an important issue. Yet, this week it happened, and I couldn’t be happier about it. NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean represents Hornsby for the Liberal Party in the New South Wales…

The Never-Ending Lockdown

Well, what a few months it has been in New South Wales. From the complete easing of restrictions to new waves of lockdown, this is an immensely challenging period. Here are some uncategorised, unorganised thoughts I’ve had over the past couple of months: When I wrote my first article on COVID-19 in January 2020, it…

What’s Happening in AFGHANISTAN?

Horrifying. That’s the only way I can describe the unfolding situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have moved into the capital and stormed the government, resulting in chaos ensuing around the country. For today, I want to focus on the ‘what’. What is the history of this conflict? What has happened over the law few days?…

FriendlyJordies and John Barilaro: A Terrifying Legal Dispute

While NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet may laugh and dismiss the rapidly evolving situation between Youtuber FriendlyJordies and Deputy Premier John Barilaro, there is nothing to joke about. While this started through some comedic videos posted on YouTube, it has now proceeded to the courts and is much more significant than an individual defamation hearing. Furthermore,…

NSW Labor Disaster

It was a golden opportunity for Jodi McKay and the NSW Labor Party. An opportunity which they believed was within reach. However, another demoralising defeat, another leadership spill, and another lack-lustre campaign have left the party searching for answers. The Upper Hunter byelection was triggered after it emerged that former Nationals MP, Michael Johnsen, was…

Australia’s Middle Power Failure

Australia has been significantly harmed by its inability to formulate an independent foreign policy and, there are numerous advantages that Australia is failing to capitalise upon due to its foreign policy relying heavily on historical alliances. But, before I continue, what does it mean to be a middle power? A middle power refers to a…

Time’s Running out Albo

I appreciated your backseat approach to the initial outbreak of the virus. I appreciated your willingness to cooperate on issues of national concern to ensure positive outcomes for the Australian public. However, a spectator in the grandstands is never going to win the Dally M Medal. There must come a time for action, leadership and…

A Forgotten Crisis: The Exploitation of Refugees

No global disaster has been intentionally misreported and distorted like the refugee crisis. The media's failure to report accurately on refugees extended to the definition of the word 'refugee' itself. The term has been used for a decade to instil fear into civilian populations about the risk of 'foreigners' stealing their livelihood. Yet, this definition…

What’s Happening in MYANMAR?

A military coup causing widespread chaos, violence and death, all in the name of a ‘true and disciplined democracy’. A humanitarian and political disaster is unfolding in Myanmar as we speak, and we must talk about it. Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is a country in Southeast Asia, bordering Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh.…

Australia’s Vaccine Disaster

We didn’t have time to prepare! We were focusing on controlling large outbreaks as our first priority! We had to ensure our economy didn’t collapse and lead to chaos! Many countries in the world can use these excuses to justify their slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Australia CAN NOT. We haven’t had a significant…

Unemployment is NOT Exclusive

It doesn’t choose its targets. It doesn’t favour some over others. It’s unpredictable, devastating and enduring. The myth of unemployment in Australia is incredibly damaging, as it allows the government to continually keep the rate of unemployment benefits so slow. Unemployment is not left for dole bludgers who don’t want to work. I’ll say that…

2 Million

When numbers get higher and higher, they become more and more meaningless and incomprehensible. The numbers lose value, and the shock element that might have been present at the start begins to fade away. The difference between 2 million and 1 million seems oddly small. Or maybe that’s just me? It’s hard for my brain…