Current attitudes are evidence of Australia’s historically sour relationship with the right to freedom of speech. It is high time this relationship was mended.
Last week, our plan to reduce waste by recycling made the news. However, the truth is that we’re wholly unprepared to meet the challenge.
Amidst the Hong Kong demonstrations is something far more violent: the two cents we white people feel we need to put in.
They called boxer Les Darcy a traitor, a coward and a shirker. His funeral was an awkward moment in the Australian experience.
While we may not consume the most on a global scale, our proud history of drinking could see it last far beyond modern hand-wringing.
With Peter Dutton cranking up the paranoia about the medevac law, it behoves us to not be lost in his awful, if predictable rhetoric.
Crackdowns on journalism, offshore detention, discrimination enshrined in law. The world is starting to recognise Australia’s awfulness, and I believe it is time that we do too.
Despite our best intentions, the gap between the women’s movement in this country bridged by white privilege is fundamentally flawed. And we’re all guilty of it. Including myself.
With Donald Trump potentially visiting Australia, we have no reason to follow America into Iran, or against China in matters of trade. We have our own needs, thanks.
According to Seek, job figures around the nation have taken a serious hit, with the majority of industries down in all states.
With the election now complete, many are wondering who we really are. Australia, I believe, is a nation of small people and selective blindness. We see what we choose to.
Well, it’s been a particularly incompetent week, punctuated by Venezuela’s problematic coup and our lesser-known politicians being absolutely deplorable. But at least one elderly couple found $10m worth of methamphetamine on their doorstep. That’s good, right?
Waltzing Matilda is a towering figure in the national psyche, however, his origin is something else entirely.
Despite all the rhetoric, and all the news pieces swirling around after Christchurch, I had not conversed with a member of the Muslim community. I assumed I was doing enough, but a man in hospital slippers exposed my fallacy.
I might be a new resident of this land, but the alien contours of the National Park are exactly the Australia that we migrants treasure, and remember.
Yesterday, Bunnings decided to slightly change the sausage sandwich. The internet lost it. I think it’s time we talk about that place Australia, and why we’d defend it to the death.
Yesterday, Scott Morrison announced that veterans who fly Virgin Australia will be thanked for their service. We need lasting psychological care, not an empty salute.
In this month alone, eight women have met their end. In the majority of cases, they knew the aggressor. There has been very little national discussion about it. Why?
I was asked to address my hardship in order to qualify for a grant. While I missed out, I did learn about my own privilege.
Last night, the nation witnessed the Honey Badger ultimately choosing no-one. It hurt, because it illustrated that even fictionalised television romance is too real.
There’s a very good reason why we endure Silicon Valley’s more questionable features. It’s because we can handle it…or they don’t respect us.
There’s a reason why instances like blackface only reoccur here. We’re a racist country, operating on what our parents taught us – and I’m no different.