The Growing Danger Of Lone Wolf Terrorism

For the past decade, terrorism has been one of the most pressing concerns for both nations and individual civilians. While many nations have adapted to try to stop these attacks so to have methods of these terrorist organizations changed. When before many ‘Cells’ co-ordinated to plan attacks, there has been […]

South Africa’s 9/11: Cape Town Water Crisis

16 April 2018. The day in which one of Africa’s most affluent cities, Cape Town, is predicted to run out of water. After a one-in-384-year drought and a 79% increase in population growth since 1994, according to The Guardian, South Africa’s second-largest city has been affected by climate change a decade […]

Happy Invasion Day

To most people, we would be celebrating January 26th by saying “Happy Australia day,”  however, what is meant is actually “Invasion Day.” On January 26th, 1788, the First Fleet anchored in Sydney and marked the beginnings of a long and aggressive settlement of Australian land. This momentous occasion has been celebrated […]

The ANZUS Alliance: A Romanticized Barrier To Peaceful Diplomacy In Asia-Pacific

Throughout history, Australia’s identity has been conditioned by its self-perception as the Anglo-American outpost of the South. Its inherent geographical vulnerabilities and affinity to European values, underlie its historic pursuit for ‘great and powerful friends’ with first Britain, and then the United States of America. Following Britain’s failure to protect […]

Refugee Parent Called By Government To Leave Child Alone In Australian Detention Centre

This week the Guardian newspaper published an article reporting the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers within the Naru detention centre, as parents are asked to leave their under age children alone in detention camps whilst they receive critical medical treatment overseas. Those claims are epitomized through the case  of Fatemeh, […]

Ngā Mōrehu, Survivors Of The State – New Zealand’s Stolen Generation

The subject of abuse within state welfare institutions in New Zealand is finally being addressed. However, the prevalence of Māori in these institutions continues to be treated as a tangential issue. Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, has underlined that between the 1950s and 1970s almost half of all children […]

Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]