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…

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…

Let’s Get Legal: Border Battles

Welcome back to article two of Let’s Get Legal. This is a series where myself, Simeon (creator and author of the Levine Lowdown) and Guest Author Daniel, review, prompt ideas, and demonstrate how certain court cases, statutes and everything in-between affect you and bear relevance to our society. Please let us know any thoughts you…

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…

Challenges facing the Australian Labor Party

The 2019 Federal election was extremely disappointing for the Australian Labor Party. Every poll projected the Labor Party to comfortably win the election and form a majority government, however; this was far from the case. Overall, the Coalition claimed a two-seat majority with 77 seats, while Labor finished with only 68 seats. When considering the…

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…

China and the Australian Labor Party

Despite my reading on this developing story, I am still working through the details of the situation. Therefore, please excuse me if this article jumps around with a lack of direction. There is currently an ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) inquiry taking place into the NSW Labour Party regarding the party’s alleged scheme to circumvent…

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…