Oceania


The Over-Representation Of Indigenous Peoples In Prisons Today

While there are numerous problems in the western prison systems of today, one issue stands out above all, and this is the over-representation of indigenous peoples in prisons. This report will focus only on the indigenous peoples of three countries: the New Zealand Maori, the Indigenous Canadians, and the Australian […]


Australia-US Refugee Deal May Succumb To US Refugee Cap

According to a report published by Reuters on Saturday, July 15th, officials from the United States (US) Department of Homeland Security have abruptly left the island nation of Nauru, which has served in recent years as a dumping ground for people seeking asylum in Australia. US officials had been there […]


Papua New Guinea’s Election Marred By Irregularities

With the conclusion of the elections in Papua New Guinea, doubt has been cast over their impartiality. Despite their registration, thousands of names were left off of the electoral role, thereby preventing their participation in the election process. Further obstacles to public voting have included a delay in the distribution […]


The Development Of North Korea’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program: Faster Than Expected

While many easily dismissed North Korea’s nuclear capabilities before just three months ago, it is time to seriously evaluate North Korea’s nuclear threats. At the beginning of July 2017, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korea officially stated that the missile it tested reached an altitude of […]


Displaced People And The Threat Of Global Destabilization

As war rages across regions of the globe, the United Nations reports that a record-setting number of people are being displaced, which threatens to destabilize the entire planet. According to a U.N. report, the various conflicts plaguing the world has “displaced 12 million Syrians, 7.7 million Colombians, 4.7 Afghans and […]


Australia’s First National Gun Amnesty: Good Or Bad Decision?

The increasing threat of terrorism and a huge influx of illegal arms demands an urgent attention for Australia’s national security. Acting upon this, the government has announced its first national gun amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre. As reported by BBC News, “The amnesty begins amid growing debate about Australia’s […]


Australia: Call To End Violence And Abuse Against People With Disabilities

A recent Civil Society Statement to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls violence and abuse against disabled people in Australia “epidemic” and “systemic,” and demands the establishment of a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse of People with Disability, reported the Disabled People’s Organisation Australia (DPOA). Organized by the DPOA and […]


The Likelihood Of A Terrorist Attack In Australia Is Currently Set To Probable

An awful, devastating tragedy occurred last Monday at around 10:30 pm in Manchester, the United Kingdom. A bomb exploded outside of the Manchester Arena at an after party event for US pop star, Ariana Grande’s concert. Twenty-two people have been confirmed dead and more than fifty injured. This terrorist attack […]