Oceania


Asking The Big Question: Are Our Countries Really Doing Enough To Stop/Slow Down Climate Change?

For years, climate change was an issue that the majority of politicians around the world did not even acknowledge. It was put on the back burner because of other issues and crises that needed immediate attention. Now, it is a headlining article around the globe as world leaders now scramble […]


The 30-Year Global Private Prison Experiment Has Failed

This report will look at the experiences of countries where private prisons are most heavily relied upon to show why their use is so often detrimental to all involved (except big corporations). The four countries which account for the majority of their use are the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and […]


16 Days Of Activism: Islamophobia And Australian Muslim Women

Last week in Sydney’s multicultural hub, a group of friends sat at the front of a Parramatta café, pondering the menu while chatting. CCTV footage shows that the three women—all hijab-wearing, with one heavily pregnant—were approached by an older man who began seemingly innocuous conservation. Within mere seconds of this […]


Catastrophic Bushfires Destroy Homes And Take Lives In Australia 1

Bushfire season is simply a part of life for those in the northern areas of Australia. However, this year New South Wales has been particularly hard hit, with the Greater Sydney region declaring catastrophic fire danger for the first time ever. So far over 760 houses and 6 lives have […]


New Zealand Parliament Passes Historic Zero Carbon Bill To Address Climate Change

The Parliament of New Zealand has passed a Bill that will establish a framework for the country to achieve zero net carbon emissions by the year 2050. The purpose of the Bill is primarily to meet New Zealand’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, where all countries who signed agreed to […]


A History Of The Pride Symbol

Symbols revolutionize social and political movements and celebrate a collective unity, community and history. Symbols define origin stories. A catalyst for the expansion of pride parades was the creation of the symbolic LGBT+ pride flag. Classification of queer people occurred throughout World War 2 by Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler adopted […]


Nuclear Peace: Australia’s Oxymoron

The first legally binding international agreement of its kind, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was passed by the UN General Assembly on 7 July, 2017. The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty comprehensively prohibits the use and threat of use of nuclear weapons alongside the development, testing, production, […]


One Night in Sofia: Jock Palfreeman Unexpectedly Released On Parole

Sentenced initially in 2009, Paul ‘Jock’ Palfreeman was found guilty of the murder of Bulgarian law student, Andrei Monov, and of intent to murder Antoan Zahariev. The Australian, who was travelling abroad in Bulgaria’s capital, was handed a 20-year sentence for his involvement in a 2007 street brawl: Palfreeman stabbed […]


Mosque Gunman To Have Trial In Christchurch

The defence team for the Christchurch gunman have decided not to pursue a change of venue for the trial that is set to begin in June next year. On Thursday this week, the accused appeared in a pre-trial hearing via a visual-audio link in the Christchurch High Court. His defence […]