Why I Love Australia

Australia is a beautiful country. Surrounded by ocean, the nation is filled with environmental wonders, such as the Great Barrier Reef, and traditional treasures like Uluru. Australia is also a widely diverse and multicultural country represented by hundreds of nations and cultures. I consider it a privilege to be able to grow up and live…

Why we need Pill Testing

Innocent lives around the world are being lost at music festivals. Young individuals enjoying various songs and the joy of friendship are having their lives destroyed by the consumption of dangerous pills. These scenarios are avoidable, and that is why they are so heart-wrenching. So how do we solve this increasingly prevalent issue in society?…

Overcoming Global Drought

Australia, in particular, New South Wales, is suffering a severe drought. Communities and local towns are struggling to survive as the lack of water destroys livestock and diminishes the quality of life for citizens. This issue is only going to get worse. Globally, levels of drought are increasing as the amount of water decreases. Before…

Learning from History: The Global Protest Movement

Written by Guest Author: Alexander Driscoll Karl Marx's conflict theory tries to explain transformative social change by stating it is the direct result of violent conflict. Though it has its flaws, for example, the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia (an incredibly monumental moment in social change) was not the result of the 'Yes' and…

The Passive Prime Minister

Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister, began his tenure positively by creating political stability and enabling the passing of many crucial legislative reforms. However, the last few months have highlighted the failure of Scott Morrison as a Prime Minister. He has failed to act proactively, lacked any passion and has implored people to remain calm…

The Danger of Islamophobia

Islamophobia has become increasingly prevalent within Western society, often indirectly by negative media attention. However, although it may seem justified, it is blatantly incorrect and has severe consequences upon the Muslim community. Islamophobic is defined as the ‘dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force’. This prejudice has grown from…

Climate Change and Bushfires

The last couple of weeks has witnessed some of the most horrific fires in New South Wales history. Even today, many fires continue to burn uncontrollably, and the lack of rainfall combined with increasing temperatures over the coming months demonstrates that further disasters are imminent. During the events, the priority of all people should be…

Déjà vu

This post is a dramatic change from my regular political and societal opinion articles. As over the past few days, I have experienced an overwhelming feeling of déjà vu. Déjà vu is defined as a feeling of having already experienced the present situation. It can occur at random times when an event feels familiar or…

Should we DECRIMINALISE drug use?

Decriminalising illicit drugs. 10 years ago, even the thought of this proposal would create shudders across society. Arguably, even today, many would be fearful of the decriminalisation of illicit substances. Drugs are harmful. They are deadly, can destroy families and affect innocent people. So why would we even begin to consider making them freely available?…

The New South Wales Bushfires

Tomorrow (the 12th of November AEST) is set to be a horrific day in New South Wales with the state bracing for unprecedented and catastrophic bushfire danger. There have been countless numbers of fires burning the last week in New South Wales, and with worsening conditions tomorrow, these numbers could rise. The fires have already…