So, why does the ARM just keep flopping?
Earlier last week the Australian Republic Movement (ARM) unveiled their latest proposal for how Australia would select its head of state if ever it voted to be a Republic. However, this new model has been met with criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, most notably devout Republican and former Prime Minister Paul Keating. The new model proposed would draw presidential candidates from a … Continue reading So, why does the ARM just keep flopping?
The Conservative Case for Constitutional Recognition
So, why conservatism? A guiding principle of liberalism is individual rights. At its core, liberalism (and conservatism by extension) speaks to the idea that a person’s individual rights should not be compromised by the ideals of the state. This was the very principle in which liberal projects such as the United States were built on. It is important to recognise that the rights of indigenous … Continue reading The Conservative Case for Constitutional Recognition
The World Has Moved, What Are We Waiting For?
During the 1980s, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew famously predicted that without economic reform, Australia was at risk of becoming the “white trash of Asia.” Australia stood on the precipice of an economic abyss, with the world moving to liberalise their economies; all eyes were on us. Despite the vocal debates and the heresy entailed in making large scale reforms, our political leaders of … Continue reading The World Has Moved, What Are We Waiting For?
Stick that Needle in my arm! – the case for amending Australia’s vaccine rollout scheme
Australia’s current COVID-19 vaccination scheme continues to lag behind our contemporaries in the UK, Europe and the US. As of May 7th, only 3.9% of Australia’s population had received their second COVID vaccine dose. While much of the blame may lie supply side, with the failure of the AstraZeneca vaccine and logistical inefficiencies between various health departments, another potential bottleneck may be the method Australia … Continue reading Stick that Needle in my arm! – the case for amending Australia’s vaccine rollout scheme
Education Policy in the 21st Century Has Failed Australian Students
The education bureaucracy is failing Australian students. Despite injecting record levels of funding into our schools, NAPLAN and PISA results show a continuing decline in Australian students’ academic achievement. In the last two decades, education spending has increased by 46% per student. Contrary to the belief perpetuated by some within the ranks of Parliament, it is policy not funding that is failing our students. A … Continue reading Education Policy in the 21st Century Has Failed Australian Students
Socialist Alternative signs with Sony
Socialist Alternative Sydney has shocked the campus by signing a record deal with Sony music. The Marxist Musos have pumped out hit after hit, from their best selling “No cuts, no fees, no corporate universities” to the bop “1,2,3, F*ck the ALP”. The songs to be released with Sony are yet to be announced, but there are whispers of a SAlt/Solidarity collab. The Sydney Tory … Continue reading Socialist Alternative signs with Sony
Breaking the glass ceiling: Deyi Wu
Interview with Deyi Wu, President Elect of the NSW Young Liberals Deyi Wu was named President Elect of the NSW Young Liberals last week. This makes her the first female President since Natasha Maclaren-Jones fifteen years ago. The Sydney Tory sat down with Deyi this International Women’s Day to reflect on the unique experience of women in politics and to hear her story. Describe your … Continue reading Breaking the glass ceiling: Deyi Wu
The Rockefeller Gesture
In the run-up to the 1976 election, during the aftermath of the Watergate Scandal, the four-term New York state governor Nelson Rockefeller had been on a campaign trail in Binghamton, New York with the unelected incumbent’s running mate. Despite briefly being the Vice President under Gerald Ford, the growing consensus within the party was that the Governor would make a mediocre Vice President, and a … Continue reading The Rockefeller Gesture
In Memoriam of Private School Fees
In Memoriam of the Private School Fees paid for son of North Shore family who joined the Socialist Alternative on University O-Week. Today we recognise the tragic death of $160,000 in school fees for Miles Donbritter-Sonaldson. Mother Dianne and father Graeme Donbrittner-Sonaldson were present as the money passed away quietly on the morning of Tuesday the 2nd of March after Miles joined the Socialist Alternative … Continue reading In Memoriam of Private School Fees