Olivia Reed

About Olivia Reed

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

Australia’s Inhumane Offshore Detention Centres

More than 100 asylum seekers were sent to the capital of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), for medical treatment in 2017. Some have been there for nearly a year and while it may appear that sending ill asylum seekers to Port Moresby is a positive step, PNG lacks the […]

Change The Date Of Australia Day

Every year in Australia as it nears 26 January, there is raging debate about changing the date of Australia Day. This date marks the day that the First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson, and Captain Arthur Phillip planted the Union Jack at Sydney Cove to signify the inception of a […]

Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Women Attending Football Matches

Saudi Arabian women were permitted to enter a football stadium to watch a football match between two local teams for the first time on Friday. The women sat in a designated family section, segregated from the male football fans. Previously, if a woman tried to enter a sports stadium, she […]

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 […]

Mothers Jailed For 40 Years In El Salvador After Stillbirth

A change in El Salvador’s legislation in 1998 placed a ban on abortion even after rape and incest, when a woman’s health was at risk, and in cases of fatal foetal impairment. This law has resulted in the wrongful conviction of El Salvadorian women for murder after suffering a miscarriage […]

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 […]