International Affairs
Ukraine by Lucas O'Leary

Ukraine Was Not What I Expected

March 31, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

‘The smell of revolution is so romantic’ says Nataly, commenting on the smoke from the fires that sticks to the fur of her mink coat Media reports in Poland of the situation in Kiev looked grim. On January 16 strict anti – protest laws passed by the government which (among […]


Midnight Express

March 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Tony Abbott, as we are by now all aware, considers the ABC unpatriotic. The ABC is likely to pay for this displeasure with budget cuts and the loss of their Asia-Pacific contract. But in the Republic of Turkey, another secular and First World democracy, the punishment for a lack of […]

National Affairs

Fight For Us So We Can Fight For You

March 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

From 12pm on March 26th, the MSA will shut down in protest against Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne’s proposed cuts to tertiary education. They propose a radical reduction of funding to universities, capping places available in courses, removing financial aid available to students from low socio-economic backgrounds and scrapping the Student Services and Amenities Fee, along with […]


Marking Six Months of Abbott

March 03, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

On 7 March 2014, the first Friday of Semester 1, the Abbott government will have been in power for six months.  Whether you will be working hard in your lectures and tutorials or taking yourself on a tour of Sir John’s Bar, it is worth pausing to reflect on Australia’s […]