For over forty thousand years, the Yuin tribe off the South Coast of New South Wales have fished for abalone as a traditional cultural practice. Now, new government regulations spell heavy fines or even jail time for these fishermen, while gargantuan corporations reel in the profits.

It is only adding to the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the Australian prison population.

And while the world is preoccupied with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, Australia is quietly covering up its 233 years history of mistreatment, abuse, and discrimination against Aboriginals, which continues to date.

War, famine, pestilence, death, these things are all present and they have nothing to do with me or to do with any deity. They are all here because of you. Not because of your free will, but your inability to use it.

(u/athousandrows, 2018)

We like to think we have free will. In fact, it’s one of the main characteristics that’s said to be uniquely human, along with complex thought, compassion, and forgiveness. Yet, wild animals are not restrained by anything — they are free to move around, eat and sleep as they please. …

François Truffaut’s 1966 film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 is a premonition of the capabilities of future technology and the objectives they could potentially be used to accomplish. In a society where censorship is the norm, where freedom of speech and thought is practically non-existent, where information is burned and destroyed rather than consumed, the allure of innovative technology is the only solace the people have, and the only thing keeping the society functioning and the people alive.

The Social Dilemma, Jeff Orlowski’s 2020 docudrama, shows a range of technology experts congregating to warn the audience of the dangers of social…

Australians on the moon: a near-future reality

It’s been 50 years since the first moon landing, and the moon was forgotten for half a century. Until in 2018, when NASA confirmed the presence of water-ice on the surface of the moon.

That’s right: there’s water on the moon.

Now we just need to mine it. But what does this have anything to do with Australia?

Australia has played a vital part in space study since 1957, even before NASA was founded, even if they were not on the frontlines of space exploration. When the USA sent Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins to the moon, Australia helped transfer those…

Dubliners, written by James Joyce, is an anthology published in 1914. Dubliners, consisting of 15 seemingly unrelated short stories, is about the typical life of an Irish middle-class person living in Dublin (as the name suggests) in the early 20th century. Although it was published more than a hundred years ago, Dubliners is one of the most influential books of all time and is more relevant than ever to modern life. The stories revolve around the concepts of detachment from society, the feeling of paralysis and the alienation of people, that plague society.

Alienation is not as obvious as it seems, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist

Mr Duffy, of A Painful Case, is…

Vihas Bomiriya

Finding the beauty in learning

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