Oceania


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 […]


UEFA, FIFA And Universal Human Rights: A Greater Role For The World Game?

European football’s governing body, UEFA, will begin to consider human and labour rights in assessing bids to host its EURO competition. Germany and Turkey will compete for the rights to host the EURO 2024 competition, having been provided with a set of UEFA requirements for staging the event, which for […]


Japan Scrambles Jets To Head Off Russian Bombers

Russia is turning its attention to its eastern borders. For instance, the United Press International reported that on 12 April 2017 the Japanese Air Self Defence Force scrambled multiple fighter jets to intercept the approach of three Russian aircraft’s in Japanese airspace. Russia deployed two Tupolev TU-95MS bombers down the […]


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 […]


Hit And Run Or Hit And Miss? Is There Any Truth To The Allegations Of War Crimes Against The NZ SAS?

In March 2017, Jon Stephenson and political journalist/author Nicky Hager published Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour. The book explores an account of events detailing war crimes committed by the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZ SAS) in Afghanistan in 2010. It accuses […]