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?
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
Today Honi Soit has accomplished the previously thought impossible feat of destroying the modicum of journalistic integrity they had. We sincerely apologise for previously suggesting that they had hit rock bottom, we were so so wrong. We at the Conservative Club believe strongly in the freedom of speech and expression, regardless of how morally repugnant your position is. But don’t just listen to us, listen … Continue reading Letter of reply to Honi Soit
Australia is one of 30 countries where voting is compulsory, one of 10 countries where this is enforced through the government, and the only country where English is spoken as the primary language that has compulsory voting. Continue reading Why Australia should abolish compulsory voting.
Analysis of the proposal to change confession suggests that not only will it not help convict child sex offenders but instead will only serve to further undermine the religious rights of Christians in Australia. Continue reading Good intentions do not produce good outcomes – Why Catholic Priests should not have to break the Seal of the Confessional.
The increasing power of the European Union has indirectly generated greater support for New Right parties in Contemporary Europe. The New Right in contemporary Europe can be categorised as a collection of right wing populist movements that tend to be similar. They share common ideology including: anti-immigration, nationalist rhetoric and Euroscepticism. This essay will discuss the rise of the New Right in Europe by using … Continue reading How the expansion of the European Union has facilitated the rise of the New Right in Austria and the United Kingdom.