by Daniel Jack Following long-term safety concerns and cost considerations, the Australian government has grounded and planned the early retirement of the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter. This decision was prompted by a fatal crash on July 28, 2023, which tragically resulted in the deaths of the four crew members on board. In light of the grounding …

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by Cody Mitchell The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has always struggled to meet recruitment and retention targets. However, in light of an increasingly volatile geostrategic situation, these challenges are increasingly acute. The news broke recently that the Australian Government was considering “mothballing” one or two of the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates—the backbone of …

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by Amelia Mitchell Each year on January 26, special Australia Day ceremonies are held all around my nation. These ceremonies serve to officially welcome migrants from across the globe, who wish to commit themselves to Australia and her people by becoming Australian citizens. These special services are called Australian Citizenship Ceremonies—or Naturalization Ceremonies. After speeches …

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by Cody Mitchell On Saturday 14 October, Australians overwhelmingly rejected the Government’s proposed constitutional amendment to enshrine an Indigenous advisory body with the power to “make representations” to Parliament and the Executive Government. In Australia, for a constitutional amendment to be successful, it must pass a very high threshold, achieving a “double majority”—meaning a majority …

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by Daniel Jack The rising cost of living in Australia has resulted in many members of the Australian public experiencing significant financial struggles. Contributing to this mounting cost of living in particular, is an ever-worsening housing crisis. With an expected shortfall of 106,000 homes over the next five years, the lack of affordable housing seems …

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by Daniel Jack Pressure mounts on Australia’s Labor government to overturn the nation’s 24-year-old prohibition on civil nuclear technology—the only G20 nation to have such a prohibition. Australia’s opposition leader Hon. Peter Dutton has recently expressed strong support for Australia to embrace nuclear energy and repeal the prohibition. During his response to the government’s recent …

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