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…

Violent or Peaceful Protest?

Violent protest or peaceful protest? This question has been challenged for centuries, and still, people argue and disagree over the most effective way to protest. The recent black lives matter protests around the world following the death of George Floyd highlighted the tension between two sides of protestors. As one side destroyed all objects in…

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…

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…

Scott Morrison and Coronavirus

The reaction to Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic has been mixed, to say the least. Some people have applauded his consistent effort, resilience and commitment to the Australia public by providing updates, listening to medical professionals and taking initiative. However, others have criticised the Prime Minister for not acting fast…

Why I Love Donald Trump

Donald Trump. The person no one expected to be the President of the United States. He has now served at President for one term and is looking to extend his position for another term. He’s been blunt, brazen and divisive, yet he’s followed through his words with action. After the recent post on Bernie Sanders,…

Why I Love Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders. A 78-year-old man from Brooklyn who is currently leading the Democratic presidential race. He is overwhelming progressive, incredibly experienced and believes he can defeat Donald Trump in the November election. This is why I love Bernie Sanders, and this is a new article in a purely American politics series in the lead up…

Canberra Legalises Marijuana

Is this the start of a cannabis movement in Australia? Will other states begin to follow? Canberra has become the first city in Australia to legalise cannabis for personal use. Residents over 18 will be allowed to possess 50 grams of marijuana and grow two plants per person. A household can only have 4 plants,…

Australia Day Controversy

Every year between the 18th to the 25th of January, Australia fiercely debate whether the date of Australia Day should be changed. The same arguments are presented each year, nothing ends up changing, and everyone loses interest by the 27th of January. So, should the date of Australia day be moved? The date of Australia…

What is Cloud Seeding?

If we can control the weather, should we? As many nations enter into a period of drought, and governments look for answers, a new, controversial option is starting to be discussed. That method involves changing the weather, an ethical issue which we must explore more. That method is called cloud seeding. Cloud seeding is a…