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Is Matt Corby still relevant?

I have to admit, before the Aussie songsmith’s performance at the UC Refectory last Saturday, my answer would have been simple: No. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not just has Matt Corby matured as an artist – honing his songwriting skills and expanding upon his resonate impassioned powerful voice -, but has outshone the hits of his past.  Matt Corby […]

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Why the end of ISIS is only the start

In late June,  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Adadi declared “we are seeing the end of the fake Daesh (ISIS) state”, a proclamation which is of symbolic and strategic importance. Pro-government forces, comprised of state police and military, as well as the Kurdish Peshmerga and other militias, are closing in on the final holdouts of the […]

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Proxy Warfare and its Victims

Chemical Weapons. Missile Strikes. Political Tension. Retaliation. These words have run rampant through headlines recently. The bloody and hellish results of the Syrian Civil War once again found themselves in newspapers and television reports the world over. This comes after the town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria came under attack, with at least 74 people killed as […]

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Australia and Israel: Strange Bedfellows

Last week, for the first time Australia welcomed an Israeli Prime Minister to its shores. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s short visit has served to strengthen rather ambiguous ties with the Jewish nation, in light of recent UN sanctions and a growing corruption investigation. Yet, while protestors paraded down Sydney streets in response to Netanyahu’s visit, the greater […]

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American Media Pulls Out of White House Correspondents Dinner

American financial journal Bloomberg announced today they will not be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Bloomberg are only the latest addition to a growing list of media outlets who won’t be attending the event in protest of President Trump’s treatment of the media. Earlier this year, both the New Yorker and Vanity Fair […]

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