Olivia Reed


About Olivia Reed

Olivia studies a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia.

Israel’s New Death Penalty Bill Deemed “Fascist” By Palestinians

The Israeli government’s proposed changes to Israel’s death penalty legislation will make it easier for judges to sentence people to death if they are convicted of terrorist activity. Palestinian leaders fear changes to the existing death penalty legislation will allow Israel to target Palestinians and have labelled the proposed changes […]


Final Report From Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse Urges Major Reform

The final report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was handed to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove on Friday, marking an end to the five-year investigation. Institutions from all religions, States, and Territories were held accountable in the report, with recommendations aimed at each specific type of […]


Duterte’s ‘War On Drugs’ Kills Philippines Most Vulnerable

Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, has again reinstated the national police force in his ‘war on drugs’ after withdrawing the force on October 12. This is the second time the police have been reinstated to the anti-drug operation, ‘double barrel,’ after they were removed in January and re-involved in March. Since […]


Anti-Terrorism Unit To Patrol N.T. Streets Despite Royal Commission Findings

Just one week after the release of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, the Northern Territory Government has announced that it will send an anti-terror taskforce to patrol children in N.T. streets at night. The Territory Response Group (TRG) will be active […]


Don Dale Royal Commission – Australia’s Shame

A revealing Four Corners report last year showing many incidents of mistreatment over a five-year period sparked the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Although the $54 million inquiry revealed the atrocities of Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, several Northern Territory Government Ministers […]


60,000 Nationalists Join Far-Right Protest In Poland

Poland’s 99th Independence Day was marred by a 60,000 strong far-right demonstration in the nation’s capital of Warsaw which saw participants donning banners that said, ‘clean blood’, ‘white Poland’ and ‘refugees get out’.  Many participants carried the Polish red and white flag while others ignited flares that blanketed the area […]


Amnesty International Calls For Queensland Human Rights Agenda

Amid elections for the incoming Queensland Government, Amnesty International has called for the state to adopt a Human Rights Agenda to focus on youth justice issues. The agenda is an eleven point plan designed to keep families and children connected and addresses the alarming fact that children as young as […]


Protesters Take To The Streets After Spanish Prime Minister Announced Spain Would Take Control Of Catalonia’s Government

Thousands of independence supporters once again marched through Barcelona Thursday, while students at the Autonomous University of Barcelona went on a three-day strike in support of Catalonia separating from Spain. This came after the Catalan government accused Madrid of taking political prisoners, prompting thousands of protesters to gather in Barcelona […]