Montana Vaisey

About Montana Vaisey

Montana is studying International Relations and Law at Deakin University. She is passionate about resource shortages and policy development.

Racism In Representation – The Comments Of Senator Fraser Anning

Earlier this week, Fraser Anning, the newest Senator for Queensland elected on the platform of Bob Katter’s Australian Party, used his first speech to spurt racially charged bigotries. The speech called for a “final solution to the immigration problem” that would “end Australian-job-stealing 457 visas and make student visas conditional […]

Deforestation In India: Is The Draft National Forest Policy Compatible With The 33% Goal?

The Center for Global Development recently released a “Future of Forests” study that looks at the impact of tropical deforestation and the results are alarming. The study projected the future of tropical deforestation both with and without carbon pricing schemes and found that globally, 289 million hectares of tropical forest […]

Modern Piracy – A Little More Complicated Than Pirates Of The Caribbean

Today piracy is seen as a romantic idea. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley have welcomed us all into a world of excitement and swashbuckling love on the high seas. In reality, however, piracy isn’t like that. Instead, it thrives on corruption and instability, accounting for a multimillion-dollar business […]

Germany To Cease Arms Shipments To Parties In The Yemen Conflict

Germany has announced that it will stop selling arms to all parties involved in the Yemen conflict. The commendable decision will affect Germany’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which totaled almost $550 USD million in the third quarter of 2017 alone – after increasing five-fold in the previous year. Hopefully […]

Indian Lawmakers Take Another Step Towards Ending The Instant Divorce Practice Of ‘Triple Talaq’

This week has seen the Indian federal government take the countries first step towards ending the Muslim practice of ‘triple talaq.’ The Narendra Modi government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2017 to the Indian lower house, the Lok Sabha, on Thursday. The draft bill was […]

Will Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Election Mark The End Of Zimbabwe’s Era Of Corruption?

Zimbabwe’s leading party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, or ZANU-PF, welcomed a new leader last week – 75-year-old Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa has been a long-time friend of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, and like his predecessor, has been accused of corruption and repression. Mnangagwa will hold his position […]

Racial Tensions Posing A Threat For South African Stability

Over the past week, racial tensions have reignited across South Africa with nationwide #BlackMonday protests. The protestors, dressed in black and mobilized across motorways and major roads, protested the South African government’s response to “farm murders.” The protests, led by a group named “Genoeg is Genoeg” (“Enough is Enough”) are […]