The Canadian election has global consequences: So why aren’t we talking about it?

While most interest and media coverage about North American politics has focused on the United States’ impeachment inquiries and Presidential nominations for the 2020 election, Canada has been preparing for their own election. Continue reading The Canadian election has global consequences: So why aren’t we talking about it?

Australia, Indonesia and Oceania: Tensions in our international neighbourhood

Our closest neighbours have been making a fair few headlines in Australia lately. Given their geographical and political importance to Australia, On The Record has a quick round up to get you up to speed on all things beyond the Torres Strait. Continue reading Australia, Indonesia and Oceania: Tensions in our international neighbourhood

American politician calls U.S. detention centres “concentration camps”: Hard truth or fake news?

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparked controversy after comparing the US Government’s immigration detention facilities along the US-Mexico border to “concentration camps” during an Instagram Live video just over two weeks ago. Continue reading American politician calls U.S. detention centres “concentration camps”: Hard truth or fake news?