FREEZE

Our lives are frozen. Although we’ve been in lockdown now for over 2 months, things have still been changing. Lockdown restrictions have constantly been changing (albeit in the harsher direction) each week as NSW aimed to get control of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although this news was disappointing and frustrating, things were still changing. Now, everything…

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…

The Value of the Law

There are too many laws! Laws are too controlling on our lives! I wish we could just live how we want to… These thoughts and opinions on our legal system are incredibly common in our society. People want to live freely, and for many, the legal system plays no role in their life other than…

The Forgotten Ones…

Everything in the world is about Coronavirus. It has utterly transformed our way of life, and there is nothing else being reported on. Countless other issues in our world have been forgotten about, and just because they aren’t being reported, doesn’t mean they are still impacting millions of people. These are the forgotten ones, let’s…

The Fat Acceptance Movement

Is it possible to write this article without either fat-shaming or neglecting the opinions of thousands of medical professionals around the world? In all honesty, I’m not sure, however; I will write what I believe, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. The fat acceptance movement is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat…

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…

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…