A Rational Discussion: Childhood Immunisation and Should It be Mandatory?

(Written 28th May, 2018, Aral Bereux. Published 2020.) Mandatory childhood immunisation continually sparks debate in both developing and developed nations. In Australia, the active mandatory childhood immunisation campaign relies heavily on promoting the individual’s responsibility to society by adopting phrases like ‘herd immunity,’ to push for high rates of immunisation.[1] However, often the debate is…

Australian Government Enacts Biosecurity Act to Restrict Citizen Movement During COVID19 Crisis

Today, the Australian government joined many other countries in officially announcing measures to help contain the COVID 19 virus from spreading. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made an early morning announcement, addressing the Australian community, requesting a ‘common sense’ approach. Prime Minister Morrison assured the nation while offering transparency on the situation, something many other nations’…

The RFID Australian. Following in Big Brother’s Footsteps

RFID chips. We already have them in our credit cards, so the argument is: why not in our hands? Is it the mark of the beast, as some claim? Is this where Big Brother tightens his cold grasp? Or is this the way through the next phase of our technological era? Regardless, the RFID is…