Great Scot Article – Section 44

The National Schools Constitution Convention is a meeting place of the great youth political minds of Australia. For three days, students from every state and territory meet to discuss and debate a particular constitutional issue. For the 2018 Convention, the topic was “Is Section 44 Relevant in a Modern Australia?”. For those who haven’t memorised their founding document, Section 44 is concerned about the qualities … Continue reading Great Scot Article – Section 44

FFF – The Great Gatsby

If you ever read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby you’ll notice there’s a small epigraph by a man called Thomas Parke D’Invilliers. The epigraph reads as follows: Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!” The quote fits so perfectly into … Continue reading FFF – The Great Gatsby

FFF – The Seventh State of Australia

When the Australian Constitution was written in 1900 precautions were made to allow New Zealand to become a state at some point in the future. This is seen in the introductory section of the Constitution, in section 6, under Definitions. “The States shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern … Continue reading FFF – The Seventh State of Australia

Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

Originally formed on June 14th, 2004, the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Island (GLK) was created as a protest against the Australian Government’s refusal to recognise same-sex marriage. [1] It is located on the Coral Sea Islands, an external overseas Territory of Australia, an area east of the Great Barrier Reef. [2] The GLK formally declared war on Australia on the 13th of September 2004 … Continue reading Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

FFF – Homicidal Somnambulism

Homicidal somnambulism or more commonly, homicidal sleepwalking is a formally recognised disorder. Quite interestingly it has been used as a working legal defence in around 68 cases, most recently in 2009. One example of homicidal sleepwalking was by Albert Tirrell in 1846 for the murder of a prostitute. That prostitute was Maria Bickford, she and Albert had fallen in love and had begun living together. On … Continue reading FFF – Homicidal Somnambulism