Why I Love Quarantine

COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon. This horrific virus has destroyed lives, workplaces and countries. There isn’t much hope in our world currently, but although the short-term future looks bleak, there is still a bright long-term future that we can look forward to. However, for now, many countries are re-introducing lockdowns as they suffer…

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…

Macquarie University Course Cuts

Cuts, cuts, cuts. Should we really be surprised? We are in the depths of Australia’s first recession in 30 years and will continue to battle the impacts of COVID-19 for years to come. However, Australia’s education sector is being hit particularly hard, and the poor management from Universities in the past is starting to negatively…

Donald Trump Has COVID-19

The US President confirmed today that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for COVID-19. Donald Trump and his wife had already gone into quarantine at the White House after one of his closest aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier. But, let’s be honest, this news isn’t surprising. Trump has decided to…

1 Million

Usually, the number 1,000,000 is used in a positive context. Maybe your favourite content creator reached 1 million followers on YouTube or Instagram. Maybe someone earnt a million dollars through their job or through an unanticipated event. Or perhaps a million was used to describe how many people were watching a sporting event. In most…

What’s Happening in BRAZIL

Brazil is South America’s most influential country, but they are on the brink of collapse. The government’s inability to adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has left the public screaming for answers. Brazil has a population of 208 million and is currently led by President Jair Bolsonaro. President Bolsonaro is a retired army officer and…

Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

Blogging in 2020…

If you ask someone to describe 2020 in one word, you may receive some of these responses. “Quarantine” “Home” “Online” “Pandemic” “Crazy” All of these words return to a topic which has dominated 2020, Coronavirus. Coronavirus or COVID-19 begun in China in December 2019, however; the international media only started reporting the virus in January.…

The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Written by Guest Author: Aniket Panesar So it’s pretty clear, COVID-19 has not been good for the economy. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in increased financial market volatility, depreciation of the Australian Dollar and has led to sharp increases in unemployment levels within Australia. Considering this, it has not been a good economic start for…

The Danger of Federalism

The current health crisis impacting each corner of the earth has forced governments to act swiftly. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in confusion in nations where citizens are under the authority of multiple leaders who give different instructions. This has been the case in Australia, and this is the danger of federalism. Federalism, in the Australian…

America’s Coronavirus Failure

America’s coronavirus response has been a catastrophic disaster. Leaders, obviously upset at the lack of sport currently being played, have decided to take part in a new sport, the blame game. An utterly meaningless and futile process whereby no one takes responsibility, and thousands continue to suffer. Well, President Trump, the buck stops with you,…

The Collapse of the Oil Industry

Written by guest author: Bryton Johnson As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches further into its life span, governments, investors and economists prepare to face a war on two fronts. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has had on the way humanity interacts with each other has created disastrous implications for the world of global commerce. The starkest…