With the scent of election season on the winds, it is easy to forget that prior to hitting the voting booths, the government will hand down its annual budget —usually a highlight of the political calendar.
Curiously dubbed a ‘Super Saturday’ (which sounds either exciting or terrifying or both) around 500,000 fellow Australians are about to participate in this event come Saturday July 28. It’s not an exclusive retail sales event, but rather an amalgamation of by-elections across 4 states, causing unseasonable excitement.
About a decade ago I was lying on the cold floor of a Nairobi Airport, feverish, convulsing and barely conscious. Through a haze my cameraman travelling partner, approached me with a wooden black cross. I had contracted malaria, and in my state of mind the only thing I could imagine...
Last week, the Australian Government released its first voluntary national review of the progress of achievement towards the Sustainable Development Goals. There are 17 goals in total to be achieved by 2030. So how is our nation tracking in this global endeavour?