“Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.” HRH Charles, Prince of Wales In 1997, an era ended and Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. For one-and-a-half centuries Hong Kong had developed, prospered and thrived under the influence of the West, becoming a beacon of freedom in Eastern Asia. The West … Continue reading The Pearl of the Orient?
Throughout its history, Honi Soit, the student newspaper of USYD with elected editors, has never been far from controversy. Recently, this has surrounded proposed changes to the SRC regulations and other recent attempts which affect the ability of the paper to have absolute control over its content. It was met with significant backlash. Honi Soit is an institutional part of student life at USYD and … Continue reading Honi Soit: Qui Mal Y Pense
There was and there continues to be a great outpouring of grief in the wake of the fire that has gutted the Notre Dame. Social media is flooded with messages of great sorrow and disbelief. People have been quick to post their selfies in front of the Notre Dame in previous years, before the fire, perhaps an expression of deep regret that this icon has … Continue reading The Notre Dame: Reflections on Art and Architecture in Broader Society
Nick Rigby looks into the recent Yellow Shirt movement and what it says about the state of French politics and public policy in 2019. Continue reading La Révolution de la Veste Jaune
Janine Joseph uncovers the hypocrisy in Labor’s recent approach to a two state solution. Janine is the President of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students at the University of Sydney.
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