Australia


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 […]


Australian Aboriginal Rights: Is A Treaty Trending?

Earlier this week, on May 23, 2017, 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates met in Uluru, in the Northern Territory at the annual First Nations Convention. They discussed furthering indigenous rights and the possibility of a treaty or constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders under Australian law […]


Why Has Australia Failed To Close The Gap Between Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Australians?

On 20 December 2007, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), which includes the leaders of federal, state and territory, and local governments, committed to closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in regards to health, education, and quality of life. These goals were established the same year Kevin Rudd gave […]


Overwhelming Generousity In The Pacific

A joint New Zealand Herald and World Vision effort to raise funds for those living in the remote Pacific has raised $216,000 to the Hidden Pacific campaign. The New Zealand Herald journalists Kirsty Johnston and Mike Scott, and World Vision ambassador Clarke Gayford travelled to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands to […]