History Of: New Year’s Resolutions

With 2016 now drifting into the past, 2017 takes the form of a blank piece of paper. The crisp first page of a new book. That is, it symbolises the chance to start anew or a reminder to get back on course. Every year, millions across the world make a promise to a friend, family […]

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Getting Rid of Parents (Fiction Only)

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Many difficulties come standard in the task of writing child protagonists.  To a certain point, a person is a person no matter how small, but there are subtle differences in younger characters.  Their behavior can be slightly different from that of an adult— less logical at times,…

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Australian Anti-terror Raids – Creating Fear and Encouraging Terror.

Is it just me… or is Australia preparing for war? A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the proposed Data Retention policy. There hasn’t been much on that front since the initial proposal, but now another disturbing situation has arisen. Last Thursday, the largest counter terrorism operation  in Australian history took place. More […]

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Data Retention: Really the Solution?

In the last few months, a new law has been proposed by the Australian Government. This law, called the ‘Data Retention Policy’, has been created in the name of preventing terrorism on Australian soil. I’m unsure as to the logic behind this proposal. The fact is; it has been nearly 30 years since a fatal […]

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That’s Not Me! Misrepresentation in the Australian Media.

A few weeks ago I was walking through Target in the Westfield Carousel shopping centre with my sisters, searching for a gift for my little brother. Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, was just a few days away from ending. Kids were starting to count the nights to Eid, the Islamic equivalent of Christmas. I […]

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