Over the past decade or so, public libraries have fallen out of favour with many user demographics, myself included. Increased ownership of electronic goods, associated with significant technological breakthroughs during the 21st century, have somewhat diminished the value and relevance of the traditional library. Their traditional purpose as a place
Australian politicians have run out of wriggle room to dodge the issue of same-sex marriage. It is almost inevitable that the next Federal Government will be required to address calls for marriage equality one way or another. The Coalition’s policy Since taking over the top job last September, Malcolm
Welfare capitalist policies are often touted as a means of addressing inequality in developed nations. A prime example of this would be the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, which has energised many American voters with the prospect of universal health care and free college tuition. The term welfare capitalism loosely
The United States and Cuba haven’t exactly been on friendly terms ever since Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, trapping the Caribbean island under decades of communist rule. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis have sparked great resentment towards the Castro regime, prompting the U.S. to uphold
Last weekend, you may have been one of the many consumers worldwide who binged through the entire fourth season of House of Cards. The acclaimed political drama is exclusively available on Netflix, an online streaming service that has seen immense growth over the past decade. The service allows subscribers to
The parliamentary year has come to an end, with 2015 being remembered for its numerous controversies and yet another change in prime minister. Dissatisfaction with the Abbott Government culminated in September, when Malcolm Turnbull successfully challenged the leadership of the Liberal party and became the 29th Prime Minister of Australia.