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
A Response to Stan Grant and the politics of giving up There is little point beating about the bush. Times are tough. There are legitimate questions as to what the future will look like, and how we will get there. However, tough as times are, I remain immensely surprised at the intense negativity, bordering on, quite frankly, a neurotic defeatism, that I have seen displayed … Continue reading The Antidote to Despair
The first classic novel I read cover-to-cover was Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). It served as a catalyst for my love of language and literature. The story reads like a gothic version of the myth of Narcissus. Dorian has a portrait painted of him. Dorian loves his beauty so much that he sells his soul to the devil to stay youthful while … Continue reading Curing the Cancer of Cancel Culture
Australia has a history of putting to the wayside space issues and programs. Consequently, Australia lags behind the rest of the world in space innovation. It is now incumbent upon us to play catch up in the ‘space sector’. After all, we are the best country in the galaxy. Space has been left rather unexplored for the past 100 years following Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon … Continue reading Give Australia some space in the space race!
On this day, seventy-two years ago, the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 came into effect, for the first time rendering those who lived within the Commonwealth of Australia as legal citizens of this country. Prior, they had only been British subjects, a uniform nationality status across the British Empire; any issued passports were British, not Australian.1 The Act allowed those of good character who resided … Continue reading Australia Day: The bond of Citizenship
No. Conservatives should not stand with Donald Trump. In fact, Trump’s presidency and the wave of right-wing populism that has come with it is an insult to the tradition of conservatism. Like many, I was surprised when Donald Trump won the Republican Primary in 2016. Never did I imagine such a man could lead the free world, especially in the name of a party which … Continue reading Should Conservatives stand with Trump?
On the 3rd of June in 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF), led by Director Klaus Schwab and the Prince of Wales announced ‘The Great Reset’, which advocates for an economic recovery based heavily upon ‘mutual progress’ and environmental initiatives. Under the proposal which will be presented at the Davos summit in January, it calls for “Carbon pricing (that) can provide a critical pathway to … Continue reading The Great Reset: Not so Great?
Was Twitter’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account in the wake of the riots the right decision? This is the question at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The Liberal MP for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, said that it was the “right decision on the facts.” I would definitely agree but as he then points out, there is a deeper, unresolved issue of principle behind this all. … Continue reading Un-Social Media
Growing up, I was infatuated with the Avatar the Last Airbender Universe. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created a fictional saga unlike anything that had featured on Nickelodeon. Despite being a tv show intended for kids, it addressed serious topics such as genocide, warfare, bigotry, good and evil. As the show’s sequel The Legend of Korra experiences a revival of popularity on Australian Netflix … Continue reading The Legend of Korra – An Allegory against Marxism?