Katherine Everest


About Katherine Everest

Katherine Everest is currently studying a Bachelor of International Studies at Deakin University, and previously completed a Certificate in Freelance Journalism. Katherine has contributed to the Young Australians in International Relations Insights blog, and completed internships at the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka.

Breaking The Norm Of Contaminated Water For First Nations In Canada

Between 1962 and 1970, the Dryden Chemical Paper Mill dumped ten tonnes of waste mercury into the Wabigoon-English River, approximately 320km upstream from the Asubpeeschoseewagong Nitam-Anishinaabeg (Grassy Narrows First Nation) community. Fifty years on, the First Nation is still feeling the effects, and awaiting appropriate government action. A study published […]


Trump And Duque’s Backdoor Deals During COVID-19 Quarantine

The Colombian Congress has been on recess since March 24th due to the implementation of a national quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine was originally set to finish on April 13th, however has since been extended to finish on the 27th.  During this time, Colombian opposition Congressman […]


Potential Disproportionate Effect Of COVID-19 On Incarcerated Indigenous Australians

Lawyers from Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALSNSW/ACT) have successfully fought in court for the early release of an Aboriginal dad in custody, whose underlying health condition puts him at severe risk should he contract the COVID-19 virus. The win for ALSNSW/ACT lawyers comes after emergency powers were afforded to the […]


Reports Regarding OAS’ Role In 2019 Elections Continue To Surface In Bolivia

On March 11th, five months after the forced resignation of former Bolivian President, Evo Morales, Washington based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) released a condemning report detailing several counts of research misconduct, and misrepresentation of data in investigations carried out by the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Department […]


Australia’s Contribution Towards Peace Within Bougainville And Papua New Guinea

A joint supervisory body meeting between representatives of the government of Papua New Guinea (P.N.G.) and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (A.B.G.) will be held on 6th March to discuss the outcomes of an independence referendum that was held in Bougainville from 23rd November to 7th December last year. Those present […]


Reforms Of Colonial Currency In West Africa

On 24th February, Kémi Séba, an anti-colonial and pan-Africanist activist responsible for the formation of the Anti-CFA Front, is set to face trial in Dakar, Senegal, for the illegal burning of a 5,000 CFA franc note at an anti-Françafrique rally held in Dakar on 19th August 2017. Séba was initially […]


Indigenous Australians Subjected To Questionable Strip Searches

Police in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, have come under fire for the alleged illegal use of strip searches on the state’s Indigenous population after the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT revealed children in rural settings were being subject to strip searches without the supervision of a guardian, and Sydney Criminal […]


Overdue Invitation To Engage In International Climate Change Discourse For Indigenous Peoples

Over the last week, members of the United Nations Framework for Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) assembled to discuss the engagement of Indigenous Peoples and their knowledge in the global fight against climate change. The SBSTA’s 51st session, held in Madrid, Spain, […]


Evo Morales’ Resignation: Victim Of A Military Coup Or Culprit In Election By Unconstitutional Means?

A series of events in the last three days have escalated into not only the resignation of Evo Morales as the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s President but also an arrest warrant for the ex-president. Camila Escalante, a journalist with Telesur issued several tweets, alluding to cases of violence, kidnapping, and […]


The Vicious Cycle Of Conflict And Climate Change In The Himalaya

The Himalaya has played host to conflict for centuries, with modern conflicts centred largely around international borders and ethnic disputes stretching across borders from Afghanistan to Myanmar, after the region was decolonized following the Second World War. A relatively new element shifting state tactics within the ongoing conflict is the […]


France Pledges Support For Sudan’s Removal From U.S’s List Of Terrorism Sponsors

Newly appointed Sudanese President Abdalla Hamdock arrived in Paris on 30th September to appeal to President Emmanuel Macron for support in efforts to have Sudan removed from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism. According to Africanews, Macron not only pledged France’s support to Sudan on the issue, […]


Evo Morales’ Controversial Bid For Fourth Term In Presidency 3

Already the longest-serving democratically elected president in Bolivia, Evo Morales will again run for the presidency in upcoming elections after successfully appealing to the Supreme Electoral Court in November 2017 to remove term limits on presidency within Bolivia. The appeal from the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) party came off the […]


Intervention Must Address Corruption As The Enemy In Venezuela, Not Socialism 1

After a meeting held between Venezuelan opposition politicians and United States officials two weeks ago, the U.S. State Department opened a representative office for Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia on the 28th of August. This was to allow for the continued support of the opposition leader Juan Guaido, who the United […]


Conflict In Pakistan And Internally Displaced Persons Living With Disability

Increased scholarly attention on disability awareness in Pakistan has uncovered significant information and service gaps that exist for people who have been internally displaced and are living with disabilities from Northwest Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Studies reveal that instances of mental disorders are growing within internally displaced […]


Push From Australian State Government And Victorian Youth Activists Against Racism

In July, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) teamed up with the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network (VLGMIN) to launch a pilot of a new community reporting tool that will allow culturally and linguistically diverse groups to report incidences of racism and discrimination. The community reporting […]


Power Dynamics In Upcoming Taiwanese Elections 1

For the first time in twenty years, China displayed military presence in the Taiwan Strait, flying two J-11 fighter jets across the median line of the strait on 31st March. Citing this incident, The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) expressed concerns of growing tension between the United States, […]


Gender Inequities In The Global Coffee Supply Chain

Global coffee consumption is on the rise with trade statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) indicating world coffee exports have grown from 9.13 million bags in 2016 to 10.9 million bags in 2019. In the recent decade, women’s role in the global coffee supply chain has gained traction as […]