Whether or not to learn one’s mother language is a question facing many immigrant youth, writes Hsin-Yi Lo, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Melbourne, Australia. She argues in favour of embracing the opportunity. To learn or not to learn your mother tongue? This question plagues us second generation immigrant youths (SGIY) growing up in Australia. Many …

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Jake Elson, 23, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Bunbury in Australia, questions whether the execution of a person, as mandated by the state, can ever be considered fair punishment. Throughout history, there has been no subject as strongly emotive and passionate as the one of whether or not to abolish the death penalty. We live in …

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 The millennial generation has been criticised as self-indulgent and lacking in the discipline to meet traditional goals in life. Hsin-Yi Lo, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Melbourne, Australia, presents a different view of the hurdles facing her generation.  Young Australian property developer Tim Gurner kicked up a social media storm when he claimed millennials can afford their …

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Reading history gave Jake Elson, 23, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Bunbury in Australia, insight into a political and social trend that he argues could threaten the democratic progress of past generations. Not long ago, I began reading Zimbabwean politician David Coltart’s book The Struggle Continues. Whilst I am only at the beginning, it provides a …

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The objectives and values between aid and business have reached a landmark intersection, writes Steph Carter, 26, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Australia. In an era of Sustainable Development Goals, the development landscape is changing. Donor funding is becoming more targeted, with growing need to engage the private sector in lasting social impact. In the Asia …

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by Cody Mitchell Same-sex marriage became law in Australia on 8th December 2017. The change passed Parliament on what was for some a momentous occasion, and for others a day that will ‘live in infamy’. On that day 128 legislators sat facing the ‘Fearless Four’ who opposed the change.  For many months prior to the …

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by Cody Mitchell Technology growth has changed much about how we live our lives. Cody B. Mitchell, 16, a Correspondent from Moree, Australia, says there is a down side to constant technology, and argues for limits on its use. The early 21st century saw the ‘Digital Revolution’ spread like wildfire throughout the developed world. By 2010, …

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by Cody Mitchell The late Billy Graham was an extraordinary preacher who influenced presidents and ordinary people alike, writes Cody B. Mitchell, 16, a Correspondent from Moree, Australia. Born on November 7th, 1918, William Graham was the son of a well-to-do dairy farmer. Both of his parents were staunch Calvinists, however, Billy – as he …

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by Cody Mitchell Australian legislation is aimed at slavery that exists in the modern economy, writes Cody B. Mitchell, 17, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Moree, Australia, and has prompted a comparison to William Wilberforce and his effort to stop the slave trade. On the 3rd of May 2018, members from all political parties rose to …

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by Cody Mitchell As Australians digest the findings of a review of their religious freedoms, which was leaked recently, Cody B. Mitchell, 17, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Moree, Australia, writes that all over the world people are being persecuted for their faith. He calls on people who practise their faith freely to stand by those who …

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