Fraser Lawrance

About Fraser Lawrance

Fraser is currently studying a double degree of Law and Arts at Macquarie University, majoring in International Relations. He is highly passionate about international issues and injustices, and feels strongly about raising awareness in particular for humanitarian issues. In the future he hopes to work as a diplomat for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Human Weapons: What Drives People To Become Suicide Bombers?

When it comes to acts of terror, nothing quite compares to suicide attacks. Showing complete disregard for their own lives as they detonate explosives strapped to their own body, many people are unable to comprehend what could possibly drive people to commit such acts. Nevertheless, suicide bombings are a very […]

Addressing The Issue Of Child Soldiers

Background Children are terribly affected by war and conflict, in an extensive number of damaging ways. They may be forced to flee their homes, face physical harm to either themselves or their loved ones, and miss out on a childhood that many take for granted. When it comes to being […]

Cash Transfers: The Future Of Development Aid

The practice of helping those less fortunate is something that has been an integral part of human identity for many thousands of years. Appearing in many different forms, the act of giving has developed over time, being shaped by culture and technological advancements. In the 21st century, a major source […]

Protesters Killed as DRC President Refuses to Step Down

  Protests against President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) turned violent on Tuesday, with government forces firing into crowds and killing over forty people. President Kabila has been president of the DRC since 2001, with his second term having expired on Tuesday. The DRC constitution prohibits […]