Tag: Australia

  • The clause which compromises the UK free trade deal

    The clause which compromises the UK free trade deal

    When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in July 2016 many raised concerns about the potential for the British economy to find itself compromised as the trade which brought mutual benefits between the UK and the rest of Europe would be set to slow down.  Not to worry, with the British Government…

  • Qtopia: the queer utopia we’d love to see

    Qtopia: the queer utopia we’d love to see

    The day I undertook my first shift as a volunteer at the QTopia pop-up exhibitions, the muggy air proved to be an oppressive adversary the whole walk to Green Park. Not only that, but it was also the day of the much-anticipated Mardi Gras Fair. Needless to say, I was expecting to go the entire…

  • Australiana: An Open-Ended Question

    Australiana: An Open-Ended Question

    by Arleen Wilcox I come home from a friend’s birthday dinner and collapse on the couch. Socialising can be exhausting as it is, but the nights when every interaction with a stranger starts with a “So, where are you from?” hit harder. This question might not sound like much of a big deal and it’s…

  • Pastoral Leases and the Australian Landscape

    Pastoral Leases and the Australian Landscape

    By Claire Angelica In the 1800s, the British Crown was faced with the problem of governing a surge in squatting in Australia. Squatters were settlers who squatted in what was called the Crown’s “waste lands” (which meant outside the colony boundaries). They would graze cattle and sheep and with the growing wool industry, squatting became…

  • Editorial #8: Kick This Knob Out

    Editorial #8: Kick This Knob Out

    “Finally, you now have the chance to… KICK THIS MOB OUT.” So read the headline of The Daily Telegraph the day after the announcement of the September 7 Federal election last year. While The Daily Telegraph has not exactly been lauded as a bastion of impartial news reporting throughout its history, this now-infamous headline proved…

  • Increased fees on the horizon as students hijack Q&A

    Increased fees on the horizon as students hijack Q&A

    Students from university campuses across Sydney temporarily shut down live broadcasting of ABC’s Q&A last night, while protesting Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s proposal to deregulate university fees, among a raft of recommendations aimed at creating a US-style college system in Australia. Benjamin Hammond, member of the NSW Education Action Network of students, said the protest…