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?

The Line We Shouldn’t Cross: Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is a difficult and profoundly emotional topic. In the same manner as abortion – if not more so – all must consider its implications, as it speaks to an unavoidable facet of the human condition: death. Death is not an easy word to discuss, and certainly not in the context of family or friends; humans are predisposed to hate suffering and … Continue reading The Line We Shouldn’t Cross: Voluntary Assisted Dying

Unfit for Honi

On February 19 2020, student newspaper Honi Soit plunged into controversy after publishing material most would consider anti-semitic and anti-catholic. Just as new students were starting their journeys at University and looking for a place to belong, they were met with an abhorrent display of disrespect in their student paper. The satirical pullout featured a doctored image of a blackboard depicting the question “Should we … Continue reading Unfit for Honi