Claudia Thomson

About Claudia Thomson

Claudia is an Australian citizen who grew up in both Hong Kong and Bangkok. This international experience has extended her global mindset, cementing her appreciation for freedoms of expression, and has given her first hand exposure to political conflict, injustice and change. Claudia is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Arts at Sydney University.

Voting Begins In The First Major Elections In Hong Kong Since Pro-Democracy Protests

The polls opened at 07:30 local time in Hong Kong today, and will close 15 hours later. Hong Kong’s citizens are voting for members of the Legislative Council (LegCo), which is a body that passes and rejects laws, and approves the government’s budget. Today’s voting is significant as these are […]

Human Rights Abuses in Australian Detainment and Detention Centres

Earlier this week, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International released a report criticising both the living conditions of asylum seekers and condemning the human rights abuses occurring against them, at a processing centre on the island of Nauru. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are internationally operating non-governmental organisations that […]

France Mourns In Wake Of Bastille Day Attacks

Last Thursday, the Bastille Day festivities were interrupted as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhel, 31, drove a lorry down the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, deliberately targeting people and running them down. The terror began at around 10:30pm after thousands of people had watched a fireworks display on the seafront to celebrate […]