Poland's late political changes exhibit an uneasy mix of traditional authoritarianism and western capitalism, "typical of former Eastern bloc nations still struggling to come to terms with their past." Bradley Griffin and Leah Roberts write on the troubling consequences of this turmoil, and the rise of right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS) under Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
'The UN is not irrelevant to history, as a lasting if imperfect monument to global political cooperation. Most importantly, the UN is not irrelevant to Australia itself.' Jasmine Ruscoe considers the purpose and use of a international body often described as purposeless and useless.
A previous study abroad student in Seoul, Joseph Creese writes on the unique university experience of his South Korean peers, where rare student freedoms must be negotiated against working to ensure future success in one of the wealthy Chaebol 'clans' of business elite.
Founder of Engineers Without Borders, State Finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2011 and mechanical engineer, Muslim Australian Yassmin Abdel-Magied embodies a driving force for progressive change within typically male-dominated industries of work. After talking to Abdel-Magied, Sam Goerling reflects upon her story, and the story of young female Australians everywhere seeking equal opportunity and equal pay.