Tag: politics

  • Vaucluse & Coogee Debate: Candidates fight for two affluent seats in Sydney

    Vaucluse & Coogee Debate: Candidates fight for two affluent seats in Sydney

    A public debate brought together seven candidates — four from Vaucluse and three from Coogee — in the evening of March 14th. Held at the East Leagues Club in Bondi Junction, the two-hour event soon turned tense, with heated exchanges between participants, notably among nominees of the two main parties.   Less than two weeks…

  • Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    During the 2023 Mardi Gras parade on February 26th, Independent Senator Lidia Thorpe protested police inclusion in a march that originated as a day of grassroots queer resistance against police brutality in 1978. Much media interest regarding Senator Thorpe’s actions has centred around whether it was “right” for Senator Thorpe to disrupt the festivities, with…

  • Why did HinduSoc screen an anti-Muslim propaganda film? 

    Why did HinduSoc screen an anti-Muslim propaganda film? 

    On the 9th of June last year UNSW Hindu Society hosted a screening of Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial 2022 film The Kashmir Files in the Colombo Theatre, a film concerning the exodus of Hindu Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir valley following militancy from the region during the 1990s. The film was selected by vote by HinduSoc…

  • Magistrate drops bail conditions for UNSW’s SRC education officer Cherish Kuehlmann  

    Magistrate drops bail conditions for UNSW’s SRC education officer Cherish Kuehlmann  

    Student activist and SRC education officer, Cherish Kuehlmann, has challenged her bail conditions in court this morning and won.   In late February, Kuehlmann was charged with ‘aggravated entry on enclosed land’ after participating in a 30-person protest at Commonwealth Bank. The charge carries a maximum penalty of $5,500.   Magistrate Clare Farnan dismissed her bail…

  • Marriage for Money: The Youth Allowance Loophole

    Marriage for Money: The Youth Allowance Loophole

    Students are no strangers to being kicked in the guts by successive governments who offer underwhelming changes to what little income support they are entitled to. The latest increase of 6% to Youth Allowance may look good at a glance, until you consider the fact that inflation has breached 7%. There is, however, an additional…

  • Earthquakes rock Türkiye and Syria: Syrians forced to fend for themselves 

    Earthquakes rock Türkiye and Syria: Syrians forced to fend for themselves 

    Death toll rises up to 47,000, while the Syrian Civil War and Western sanctions prevent aid delivery to millions of victims in Syria A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Türkiye and Syria last Monday February 20th, only a fortnight after the region was devastated by a 7.8 tremor. More than 47,000 deaths have been confirmed so…