Tag Archives: Australian Politics

The Halal Snack Pack: Religious tolerance in a polystyrene box

In 2015, a delicious phenomenon revolving around the humble little kebab shop began to emerge online. The Halal Snack Pack has become a symbol of the acceptance of Islam in modern Australia. Known as ‘HSP’ for short, it is a simple dish of crispy chips, kebab meat, melted cheese, and drizzled sauce, served in a […]

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ACT and the ‘Insulation Effect’

  It has been a tumultuous year in Western politics, with many political scientists and journalists struggling to explain exactly how the supposedly inconceivable occurred. The monumental Brexit decision stunned many casual observers of a truly nasty campaign. Simultaneously, the rapid rise of Donald Trump from mediocre businessman to Republican Presidential Nominee horrified many. So, how does one explain […]

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Launches for Votes for Like Canberra

  The Like Canberra party has been involved in Canberra politics since 2012, with the inception of the Bullet Train for Canberra Party. Over the years, the party evolved with the realisation of needing a wider platform to answer community needs. Policy focus has always been on Canberra community needs, with the party seeking always to […]

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Q&A With Children’s Activist Gwenda Davey AM

Gwenda Davey AM is a children’s activist, eminent children’s folklore researcher (for which she was appointed into the Order of Australia), and a former teacher, lecturer and counselor in the field of children’s development and psychology. In 2014, Gwenda co-founded the Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children (Grandmothers ADRC) in response to the Australian government’s asylum […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Q&A with Peter Leahy – Former Chief of Army (Australia)

After 37 years of service as a soldier in the Australian Army, Peter Leahy retired in July 2008 at the […]

Clash of the Balkans – A narrative of Queanbeyan City FC versus White Eagles FC

One of Canberra’s most highly anticipated and passionate showdowns in local sport took place on Saturday 5th of May at […]

Event Coverage: Hug a Tree

    Hug a Tree Day at the National Arboretum Canberra, kicked off its inaugural event on May 5th where over […]

Melanie Walker Q&A-Drug Advocacy and Pill Testing

The festival-goers at the Canberra leg of the 2018 Groovin’ the Moo festival made history by being a part of the first […]

Avengers: Infinity War

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an unrestrained titan is in want of the infinity stones. Upon settling oneself […]

Preview: Splendour in the Grass 2018

The 2018 three-day Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay is set to be one of the biggest yet, […]