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Why Your Vote Matters

It may not seem like it, but one vote can make a difference. There have only been 22 tied elections. Ever. In the world. One of them was a Victorian state seat in 1985. In Ballarat in 1919, Nationalist candidate Edwin Kerby defeated the sitting MP by just one vote. More recently, in 2013, mining […]

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Shaking up politics: founder of Flux, Nathan Spataro

Founder of Flux, Nathan Spataro recently visited UC to speak to students about the party that is here to change up politics.              Flux touched down in UC for the first time last year, starting its own club for supporters here on campus. The unique party aims to elect members who will place their vote in parliament based solely on the […]

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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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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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Calls to Ban Netanyahu Visit Ignore Importance of Open Dialogue

The first visit to Australia from an Israeli leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, kicks off today despite calls to ban his entry. Visits of foreign leaders are known to act as somewhat of a magnet to protesters. Perhaps it’s the lure of a larger audience, or the subject matter they’re convening on- either way, it’s not […]

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An Analysis of Trump’s Inaugural Speech

Last Saturday morning (AEDT) Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. He’s inaugural speech was roughly fifteen minutes long and in that time Trump outlined his vision for America. An analysis of the speech shows that Donald Trump’s oratory skills are nowhere near as good Obama’s. And the crowd was in fact smaller […]

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