It was Edmund Burke who in 1787 stated, “there are three estates in Parliament but in the Reporter’s Gallery yonder there sits a Fourth Estate more important far than they all…”. This ‘Fourth Estate’ was in reference to the journalists who sat in the Parliamentary chamber and reported on the proceedings of the government. The ‘Fourth Estate’ was used to describe the role of a … Continue reading [Redacted] The Free Press
Conservative Club President Chanum Torres writes about the strength of conservatism – its ability to face change with unmatched confidence and vigour. Photo: Stock Images Continue reading Conservatism: Meaning and Relevance in a Changing World
Josie Jakovac reflects on some hard truths about free speech and how important it is to contribute to public discourse. Josie is Vice President of the Conservative Club and is currently interning at the United States Senate. Continue reading A Battle of Words and Thought
The Semester 2, Week 4 edition of USYD student newspaper, Honi Soit contains a regrettable and ill-informed display of anti-Christian journalism at USYD. The article, “The morality revolution: why there needs to be more accountability in religion”, takes aim at the Sydney University Evangelical Union (SUEU), a Protestant Christian group and the largest faith-based group on campus.
In an age where many formerly powerful and poignant words have been reduced to a state of being meaningless through overuse and straining of their real meaning, I believe it is time that we take a step back to try and recapture the essence of Conservatism and why it is still a powerful force for good in society today. Continue reading Conservatism: Meaning and Relevance in a Changing World
I, a semi politically savvy 16-year-old, strongly disagree with lowering the voting age.
(ABC News Photo/Giulio Saggin) Continue reading 5 Reasons Why we Should Definitely NOT Lower the Voting Age to 16 – from a 16-year-old
The balance of peace in a highly volatile region lies in an unstable, nuclear armed nation. Despite this, co-operation between regional governments remains significantly fragmented. So, the question remains – is a NATO-style collective defence bloc against North Korea within the Asia Pacific possible? Can a successful containment policy be implemented without alienating surrounding regional neighbours? Continue reading Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?
People are often shocked when they find out that I’m a member of the Liberal Party… Continue reading Dare to be Different
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP argues that the nature of the private sector benefits businesses by increasing their efficiency and improving their cost-effectiveness. Continue reading The increasing private sector ownership of infrastructure