To start with and before getting into the thick of it, I would need to disclose that I am a member of the Australian Greens. I have been voting Greens for years, but what made me actually join? Only recently I decided that maybe I should more actively join the political process and put my money and some of my own time in the party I usually vote for. I also wanted to be able to better understand the political landscape and the political process. Usually, when I ask someone to explain…read more
“He who gives up essential liberty for a little temporary security deserves neither liberty or security.” – Benjamin Franklin Words like security, freedom, liberty and rights have been the buzz words for a few years now, governments been coming in power on the “We will keep you secure and safe” bandwagon, albeit it was not the only reason governments came into power, but security seems to be something people are worried about, and politicians, being the people they are, seized the moment and capitalised on it.
[Opinion piece] Here I am again finding myself writing about Labor, you would think I should have given up on them by now, but sadly, because of the two partly political system that we live in, the alternative is worse even if for totally different reasons. One of the main problems now, as far as I can see, of the current Labor government, headed by Julia Gillard and her cabinet, is that they come off as politicians without any real principles, any convictions or any actual set of ideals that…read more
Before I write anything in this rant of mine, I should point out that I am by no means not bias when I talk about CISV; I’ve been a member in it since one of my friends at Uni dragged me to something called a Junior Branch meeting, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Thus there is an interior motive for me to write about CISV, which might just be promoting it!
If you have been living in Australia for the last few years and unless you spend them under a rock, you would have noticed a lot of stuff in the news about the Labor party and their shenanigans. The political scene at the moment is a bit chaotic with policies, allegiances and even leaders up in the air with changes happening at the drop of a hat.