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, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]