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…

It’s Exam Time…

Hello! It has been a few weeks now since my last post, and I have certainly missed writing. However, I am now entering an exam period which means that my time available for writing has decreased significantly. I am looking forward to finishing my exams and getting back into writing articles for you all! Here…

What’s Happening in INDIA?

Complacency breeds failure. Just because things are going well now doesn’t mean they can’t suddenly go horribly wrong. This is the reality in India, as they battle a new wave of COVID-19 which is more destructive than any previous variant of the virus. The nation relaxed in its partial success and now have to deal…

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…

The Trial of Trump

Written by Guest Author: Oliver Pope 11th February 2021 It has been over three weeks since Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Since this time, former President Trump has mostly fallen under the radar - remaining banished from the mainstream social and news media. However, all that is…

A Normal Inauguration?

Surely not! After everything that has occurred since the election, a ‘normal’ inauguration seemed incredibly unlikely. However, the inauguration ceremony was mostly peaceful and Joe Biden’s first day as President demonstrated that he’s here to make changes, not just revel in his newfound power. Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States…

Trump Impeached…Again

It was never going to be a peaceful voyage into the sunset for Trump’s Presidential term. The fireworks have started (if they ever stopped) and with less than a week until Biden’s inauguration, the chaos is set to continue. Yesterday, the US House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump after finding him responsible for inciting the…