International Affairs

Monashian Diplomats in New York City

September 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

After months of research and preparation, a 30 hour flight, and some super speedy last minute packing (i.e. the night before), 14 Monash students set off to New York in April to participate in the five day National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN).


The Non-Funny ISIS

June 16, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

In the mayhem of the Iraqi Civil War, the preeminent threat to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his Shiite government is the militant Sunni group, ISIS. Actually, truth be told, the fledgling state is a threat to the entire status quo of the middle east – the frontier moves through Syria and Iraq, because ISIS isn’t concerned with what it sees as artificial divisions designed to suppress the creation of an Islamic state.

National Affairs

Victoria Votes: Interview with Sex Party Candidate Francesca Collins

October 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dr Francesca Collins is a Senior Lecturer in Behavioral Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, Clayton campus and the head of non-residential Phoenix College at Caulfield campus. Dr Collins has registered to run for the Sex Party in the upcoming state election. What seat/electorate/division are you running for and which party are you representing? I’m the Australian Sex Party candidate for the Upper House region of Southern Metropolitan which covers Kew down to Beaumaris, Clayton across to the bay and everything in between. What attracted you to this party over another party or running as an independent? How did you get involved with this party? I spent the 2011-12 academic year teaching at Princeton University, and nothing crystallises your values like the rarefied and conservative air of an Ivy League institution. I guess that’s when I came out as a civil libertarian. Back in Melbourne, it became clear that the major parties were locked in a ‘Mexican stand-off,’ with no-one brave enough to make the first move on the civil liberties that our community has been calling for years, such as marriage equality, dying with dignity and the therapeutic use of cannabis. So, I decided to get active in […]


Victoria Votes: Interview with LDP Candidate Les Hughes

October 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Lot’s Wife talks to Monash staff member Leslie Hughes about the upcoming Victorian State election