Oceania


The Question Of Chinese Involvement In Other Countries

China has been accused of contributing loans and aid for more influence in the Pacific Islands. On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, argued against the criticism saying, “In providing assistance, China fully respects the will of governments and people of the countries in question…We never interfere in other countries’ […]


The Central American Caravan Shows Failures In Solutions To Refugee Crisis

The Central American Caravan passing through Guatemala and Mexico has exposed an increasing global problem: how the international community is reacting to increasing numbers of displaced persons. Similar situations have occurred globally, from Syria and Myanmar to Australia. There is a real problem when nations take a path of prevention […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


Increasing Pressure For Australia To Release Child Refugees Held On Nauru

In the past week, there has been growing pressure on the Australian government to remove refugees that are being held in detention centres on the island of Nauru. In the by-election on October 20th, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s party lost their majority in the House of Representatives, demonstrating the momentum […]


Australian PM Considers Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the possibility of transferring the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This breaks a long-standing convention that Jerusalem should only be discussed in the final stages of a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. The proposal, […]


Australian PM Considering Embassy Move To Jerusalem

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has drawn controversy by announcing an interest in moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, while speaking at the Parliament House last week (October 16th) . This came about as the government discussed ideas to achieve a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, as well as […]


Historical Treaty Breaches Against Te Rohe Pōtae And The Importance Of The Waitangi Tribunal In New Zealand

On the 10th of September, the Waitangi Tribunal released a report highlighting treaty breaches by the Crown against the Te Rohe Pōtae, a Māori people in Taranaki and Waikato, New Zealand. Several Te Rohe Pōtae leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, an agreement written by British representatives to establish absolute […]