FFF – Potatoe Trafficking

In Western Australia, it is possible for the Potatoe Marketing Corporation to search any car suspected of having more than 50kg of potatoes. This law is enshrined under the Marketing Of Potatoes Act 1946 – Section 22 and can result in fines of up to $2000 for first offences and $5000 for any subsequent offences.

An Old Poem

I thought I’d do something a little different today. Recently I was cleaning out my room when I found a poem I had written almost a year ago. I’d like to share it with you, I hope you enjoy it. The eyes, they say, are the gateway to the soul. They are the beholders of…

Legalisation of Marijuana

All across the world marijuana is beginning to see acceptance and legalisation. This change has come slowly with only a few states legalising the drug. In the US progress has been even more drawn back, with only nine states that have completely legalised the drug. Here in Australia, some progress has been made, with Victoria…

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,…

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…

Submission for a Short Story Competition

Below is my submission for a school short story competition. I will update this post with the result when I find it out, but until then I am leaving it here for you to read and leave feedback. Enjoy     I had planned for a day out with my old friend Caroline. We were…

The Joys of Pessimism

We’ve all heard the saying ‘is the glass half empty or half full?’. We’re all taught that we are better off being the optimist, the half glass full person, that it’s better to perpetually look for the bright side, to find the merit in something. If someone is being ‘half glass empty’ then we look…