Yesterday, we had another near miss with terrorism in this country. The truth is that we haven’t been ‘lucky’.
The censorship laws in this country do not reflect our modern experience. Instead, our government is making our choices for us.
As it turns out, a Somali jihadist group has more of a problem with plastic bags than Tony Abbott does. He surely can’t stand for that.
They might have been chased out of the Middle East, but Islamic State is now setting up shop on our doorstep.
The news that police will soon be able to stop anyone at airports and ask for their ID was met with hideous criticism. However, the move seems to be grounded in logic.
Now that motives of the Toronto attacker are known, what it seems we unfortunately have is another internet-driven, moronic sub-set at our hands.
To combat a problem they see, the NSW police will track those they believe to be individual terrorists. Considering a lack of meaningful example, is this an overstep, or not?
The last work week of the year would unfortunately not go quietly, as Donald Trump eviscerated the taxation system, complicated violent sped through the Melbourne CBD and history was made at the end of a cuff.
Very quietly, the NSW parliament passed a bill that grants them the power to indefinitely extend the sentences of those they believe a risk of future criminal behaviour.
Welcome back to another week of your life that you won’t be getting back. But don’t think about that, North Korea has launched warheads over Japan.
Often wonder why activist goals never progress beyond angry feet and clever hashtags? Well, there are reasons, and lessons that could be learned from the world of Terrorism.
No better way to put this, but it’s death for breakfast. The boy who was missing after Barcelona was confirmed dead, we lost legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis, and some in the US lost their minds.
Good Morning! Are things getting far more ridiculous, or is it just me? We’ve had violence in Barcelona, another honourary member of the Section 44 club, and a fictional character destroying a bottle shop.
Violence again has met the streets of continental Europe, as Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona.
Thursday. The foreplay to the weekend proper. Phwoar. Newswise, there’s truth bombs afoot, as it turns out Terrorism had a bad year in 2016, Donald Trump did something and Milan banned the selfie stick. Forza.
To a lot of people, the extension of Peter Dutton’s powers and our increased militarism is nothing more than fear mongering. However, the awful truth is that these changes are needed to reflect the modern world.
Yes, 2016 was a bad year, but this one is somehow worse. I, like many, am feeling the burn of compassion fatigue, but it behoves us to keep caring.
They’re two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.
While Britain obsesses about the aftermath of its general election, the tribute concert for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack gave an insight into the young demographic that will count from now on and more than ever.
Dour days be these. Especially because it’s only Wednesday. Alongside the news that an Australian was a victim of the London Bridge attack, one of Trump’s cabinet was flipped off in Wellington. Swings and roundabouts, innit?
Today, the general feeling is that just like Man Haron Monis, we had a terrorist and we let him go. However, the reality of the situation is that the solution is not that simple.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Giselle Atlas (11) celebrates Zynab Al Harbiya, the 12-year-old Australian victim of Islamic State.