On June 19th, 1971, Richard Nixon announced “drug abuse” as America’s “public enemy number one”. This sparked a worldwide movement to crack down on the supply and consumption of illicit substances, including here in Australia. This, at the time, seemed justified. The 60s produced a vibrant counterculture amongst the youth leading to increased consumption of hallucinogens. The 70s brought heroin from American troops stationed in … Continue reading Australia Needs Pill Testing, NOW!
The youth of Australia have become more visibly active in the political sphere, their voices booming through the streets of our major cities demanding action on climate change, refugees and LGBTIQA rights. While some may contend it is a part of a growing activist culture, representing the attitudes of a minority and sending children to the “dole queue”, it is rather evidence of the malcontent … Continue reading The Liberal’s Ticking Time-Bomb
There is a question I wanted to ask Julie Bishop at the lecture, but never got the opportunity to, it read as followed. “I consider myself a moderate Liberal, but the growth of the ‘Moral Conservatives’ and anti-intellectualism is deeply concerning and disenchanting to the point I no longer recognise myself in the party. Is there a future, that you see, where the party moves … Continue reading Where to now
7:28 PM – Saturday, November 24th, 2 Hall St – VEC Voting Centre After watching a series of ballots come in for the safe seat of Hawthorn, a seat that has been Liberal since inception and has previously held the Leader of the Liberal Party – Ted Baillieu for 16 years – it was clear that something was up. The usual 8.6%+ margin expected for … Continue reading “I’m f**king done”
We fight God when our Social System dooms the brilliant clever child of a poor man to the same level as his father” – John Fisher Continue reading Equal Opportunity
Climate Change is my main area of concern at the moment, and frankly, the removal of Malcolm Turnbull, the renunciation of the IPCC report by the environment minister, and the complete fear of the party to instigate any policy on this front (as seen by the death of the NEG) are making me consider voting against my own party this coming election. Continue reading Liberals Need to Wake Up