Fascism and the far right

Fascism is a powerful and dangerous ideology. It is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, which demands complete state control and limits to social individualism. Many people have identified fascism to be on the far right of the political spectrum, but others have suggested this assertion is inadequate and that fascism has aspects of both left…

Feminism and multiculturalism: Can they co-exist?

Feminism and multiculturalism are notable ideological allies in liberal academic politics, although on a global scale, they contribute many conflicting political visions. Despite the fact that these two concepts are unlikely to be seen as controversial in liberal nation states, it is fundamental that we understand the possible detrimental effects on society, culture, gender equality,…

Opinion: Trusting Australia’s media

Remember these? There is no denying that News Corp Australia’s newspapers are incredibly biased. Thanks to Rupert Murdoch, the 2013 election campaign was littered with right-wing propaganda. Murdoch controls 70% of the capital city newspaper circulation and his influence is obvious throughout Australia’s newspapers, televisions news stations, radio stations, and the Internet. Rupert Murdoch’s political…

Does Australian media need a statutory regulating body?

Australia currently has two bodies which overlook media standards: The Australian Press Council and The Australian Communications and Media Authority – both of which are commonly criticised for their poor functionality. Neither of these bodies have the ability to place legally enforceable sanctions on media outlets. Australia does not have a national body with legislative…

Should voluntary euthanasia be legalised in Australia?

The ethically challenging debate of whether to decriminalise voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide has been at the forefront of Australian political discussion for decades. We will take an evaluative approach to examining the current euthanasia and assisted suicide policy in Australia, its effectiveness, and whether it should be overturned. I will consider key theories and perspectives on…