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Miri Hartley

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The latest free school meals debacle shows governmental failure to provide for poor children

It would take a truly stupendous event to undermine the Brexit controversy that has engulfed the last four years, ultimately promoting Boris Johnson from mayor to Prime Minister. Covid-19 has…

Social media: the new force against fascism

I’m tired of feeling guilty every time I tap the Facebook icon. Millennial and Gen Z cohorts have been bombarded with anti-social media messages since its relatively recent advent. Horrifying…

Trump vs. Biden vs. COVID-19: a major election in tragic times

Somewhere along the line, the tides turned and it was no longer considered solely the job of liberals to condemn Trump. The President of the United States of America seemed…

Male makeup – gender equality or social regression?

Let’s assume that I fast-forward past the explanation of how male makeup is a symbol of progression. This is the Greggs vegan sausage-roll debate all over again; does a greater…

Jess Phillips: ‘the awaited antidote to people like Boris Johnson’

The discussion about Jess Phillips starts when we consider the question of how far a person can be disentangled from their political guise. Consider the jarring contrast of the wily…

Oh God, please not another coalition

Before I start, just a brief disclaimer: the upcoming election is a controversial topic. I have had enough drunken conversations with people in the smoking areas of clubs to know…

Where does Australia stand in the climate crisis?

Let’s take a deep breath. For once, we are not talking about something related to Brexit. Instead, let’s take a journey across the world, to where another large-scale crisis is…

The blurred lines in Pharell Williams’ overdue apology

You know Pharrell Williams. You remember the soundtrack in the scene in Despicable Me 3 where Gru is prancing around (incidentally the best scene in the movie). You know the…