As we sit on the brink of World War Three, the situation on the Korean peninsula appears to be deteriorating on a daily basis. In what is now becoming a regular occurrence, there are heated exchanges between President Trump, and the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un. As the rest of the world sits and watches excited for more spicy meme’s which the crisis and impending … Continue reading World War Three and Memes
Supporters of the Australian Labor Party will often claim that the ALP under Gough Whitlam ended the White Australia policy. As a student of history, I find that claim exasperating. The claim that Whitlam ended White Australia revolves around the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which removed a few legal quirks from the original Immigration Restriction Act 1901. Even … Continue reading Immigration and integration are key Liberal achievements
When Malcolm Turnbull welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia, history was made as it marked the first visit by a Prime Minister of Israel to Australia. A monumental moment for the Australia-Israel relationship, and a reaffirmation of Western support for Israel following the deterioration of support under Barrack Obama. But as usual our resident solipsist Kevin Rudd could not let such an event occur without adding his two cents; the usual … Continue reading Is Labor serious about peace in the Middle East?
Parking tickets and pizzas for Parisian workers on strike. Ever wondered where your ‘Student Services and Amenities Fee’ goes? Well, now you know. Needless to say many students, myself included, have at one point or another scratched their head at that hundred-something dollar SSAF. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the ‘peak representative body for undergraduate students at the University of Sydney.’ It exists to … Continue reading Captured Student Councils: Student Democracy in Decline?
What do Jacob Rees-Mogg and Tim Farron have in common? This might sound like the start to a bad joke but bear with me for a moment. Two vastly different individuals, from two opposing political parties, but they do share one increasingly rare characteristic. Farron and Rees-Mogg are practising Christians who also hold public office; making them ripe targets for cheap shots and unrelenting scrutiny … Continue reading The Secular Inquisition against Christians in Public Life
I have always known that Sydney University, like most of Australia’s tertiary institutions, has a tendency to favour the left side of politics. Being a right leaning student in the Media department I am quite accustomed to being exposed to bias and left-wing dogma on a weekly basis. If I am honest, I thrive on the constant debate I am forced to conduct, and believe … Continue reading Sydney University wants us to ‘Unlearn’ truth