International Affairs

The Non-Funny ISIS

June 16, 2014 / by / 0 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.


Now Boarding: A Former Pilot’s Daughter on the Disappearance of MH370

April 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Sprawling blue skies, blood-orange sunsets, and the silver gleam on the horizon that appears unattainable regardless of how much you chase it – the simple things always look amplified from the window of an airplane.

National Affairs
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The Commission of Audit, Joe Hockey’s Budget, and the Australian public: The Life and Times of the Australian Economy.

May 27, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

At 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, May 1, the National Commission of Audit’s long-awaited report was finally released and the floodgates were opened. The government, which has been sitting on the report since February, decided to make the findings public just two weeks away from the Abbott government’s first budget.


Melbourne Emergency Budget Rally – 21st of May 2014

May 23, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Over 2000 students flocked to the State library of Victoria today to voice their concerns over the changes in university fees. These changes were proposed by the 2014 Federal Budget and are set to come into action by 2016. The policies outlined would give universities the ability to charge students whatever amount they see necessary without the government capping tuition prices.