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…

Should euthanasia be legalised?

Euthanasia is an increasingly talked about topic within society today. It is controversial and personal, but lobby groups are already flooding support for legislative change. This begs the question, should euthanasia be legalised?  I want to start by making this very clear, euthanasia is terrible. Whenever a life is lost, it is immensely distressing for…

Why I Love Hope

‘Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.’ When someone mentions the word ‘hope’, what comes to mind? Does it remind you of your childhood and the hope of receiving a specific present at Christmas? Or does it remind you of different traumatic circumstances where you hoped for a different outcome? Although…

New Year's Resolutions

Happy new year to everyone! I pray that throughout this next year, you can cherish the moments of joy, remember that there is always hope and persist even when times become tough. Each year when New Year’s Eve comes around, the discussion turns to new year’s resolutions. What do you want to change in your…

The Power of Youth Podcast

Tomorrow begins a new project for myself and some of my friends. The Power of Youth podcast is a project that I have been working on with some other people for several weeks, and finally, the first episode will be released at 9am AEST on Friday. This podcast is about presenting and sharing youth perspectives…

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…