Tag: politics

  • SFF 2023: “People Power, Our Power” — The pop star fighting Uganda’s regime

    SFF 2023: “People Power, Our Power” — The pop star fighting Uganda’s regime

    This review is part of Tharunka’s continued coverage of the 70th Sydney Film Festival. Read the rest of the reviews here.  When celebrities engage too closely with politics, it tends to leave the public either utterly bewildered by their involvement or dismissive, considering it a mere ploy to maintain relevance. However, in the documentary Bobi Wine: The People’s…

  • UNSW staff go on strike

    UNSW staff go on strike

    NTEU members form picket line on Anzac Parade/University Mall   Standfirst: After months of inconclusive negotiations, UNSW staff began picketing as part of an effort to obtain higher wages, improved job security and more balanced workloads.  Union-Affiliated UNSW staff went on strike last Wednesday after a call by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). The strike…

  • The debate is not over: UNSW’s political societies debrief the State Election

    The debate is not over: UNSW’s political societies debrief the State Election

    The presidents of UNSW’s political societies, Dan Magee (Labor), Pratham Gupta (Liberal) and Elie Christen (Greens), joined a panel discussion about the 2023 NSW state election on Monday, April 3rd. The night was marked by constant clashes and accusations, as participants sought to defend their respective parties. Organised by the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Society…

  • Madness, Miscounts and Memes: Honi Soit editor sacked in USyd first after dramatic SRC meeting

    Madness, Miscounts and Memes: Honi Soit editor sacked in USyd first after dramatic SRC meeting

    Sydney University’s SRC have passed a motion by Honi Soit to remove one of their editors, Socialist Alternative member Christine Lai, after a shock recount reversed the council’s apparent original decision against the motion. It is the first time in history that the USyd SRC have voted to remove a student journalist from their position,…

  • Coogee Greens candidate defends phasing out gas and coal in NSW by 2030

    Coogee Greens candidate defends phasing out gas and coal in NSW by 2030

    In an exclusive interview with Tharunka, Rafaela Pandolfini discussed climate action, public transport, housing, the Voice referendum and more.

  • Opinion: You’ve missed Keating’s point

    Opinion: You’ve missed Keating’s point

    Since the interview we have been told it is best to ignore Keating because he’s like an annoying ex-husband according to SMH journalist Malcolm Knox, he’s a crazy old uncle according to opposition leader Peter Dutton, the world has changed since the 1990s according to Prime Minister Albanese and that he’s a defender of a…