Poorniima Shanmugam: Selling Refugee Rights
Selling Refugee Rights to the Right

Andie Moore on pitching humane asylum-seeker policy to conservatives.

24 March 2018
Marriage Equality by Nellie Seale
Marriage Equality: End Goal, Or Own Goal?

Andie Moore on why the advent of marriage equality risks bringing the queer rights movement to a halt.

2 March 2018
For & Against: Soup

FOR BY ELIZABETH HAIGH Soup is by far the greatest food that has ever existed. Not only is it cheap and easy to prepare, here are four more reasons why you should consume this wonderful creation. Health Benefits Hot soup is the perfect thing to soothe a sore throat. Studies have even found that chicken […]

25 September 2017
Model Politicians

In May 2017, France elected a new President in what was undoubtedly one of its most uncertain elections in a long time. The usual right-and left-wing division seemed to fall apart, and from that mess emerged a new political figure, unknown until recently, in the form of Emmanuel Macron.

18 September 2017
A Question of Respect

Upon entry to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, staff hand each visitor a small, double sided piece of paper. It contains a very simple map and directions, the sort of information necessary to the safe operation of one of Australia’s busiest national parks. On the back of this instructional leaflet are the words “Please don’t climb Uluru”.

13 September 2017
The Elephant in the Room

In Year 11, I did what every other student at my school was doing and made a last-ditch attempt to add a shiny, altruistic thing to my CV. I took a trip during the holidays to a rural village in Yunnan, China, to help build houses as part of a Habitat for Humanity trip. The […]

22 August 2017
Governing Melbourne’s Soundtrack

On Melbourne’s Bourke Street, an elderly Japanese man in a two-piece tuxedo drips with sweat as he reaches the virtuosic crescendo of his violin concerto.

18 July 2017
Fleshing It Out

Sex robots? In your vagina? It’s more likely than you think.

18 July 2017
Hamilton Is Not That Great

As a piece of musical theatre, it captured the zeitgeist in a way that hasn’t been done so for at least two years. That’s very nice and shouldn’t be discredited. But, zooming out, checking the macro – Hamilton as a piece of theatre, as a hip hop chronicle of the United States of America’s founding – is not excellent and it is not great.

18 July 2017
Classism Is Never Classy

“Which school are you from?” Peter asked. “Fitzroy High School,” I responded naively. “Oh, never heard of it,” he said, drawling, “I’m from Scotch College. It was nice to meet you but I have to go.”

18 July 2017
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