Global Issues & Global News: How Vested Interests Won the Refugee Debate

In Australian (and global) media, the refugee issue is represented as a political one rather than a social one, which causes us as responders to the media to envision political parties, the potential tax burden and potential changes to the economy (among others), often without stopping to consider the humanitarian factors. There are thousands of sick, … Continue reading Global Issues & Global News: How Vested Interests Won the Refugee Debate

Fair Dinkum Bodgy: International Education in Australia

Students from all corners of the earth travel to Australia in search of a high-quality education. In 2013 alone, 526 932 international students were enrolled in Australian education programs, 231 186 of which were in tertiary institutions (source). In theory, this experience should provide both domestic and international students the opportunity to grow in terms … Continue reading Fair Dinkum Bodgy: International Education in Australia

Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Transnational Film

For decades film has been seen as vital to nation-building. A country's identity was claimed by the cinema it produced. As such, countries competed to lead the film industry. Up until World War I, France dominated  world film production (source). However, by the 1930's, 80% of films screened around the world had roots in Hollywood … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Transnational Film