A very interesting article from Global Citizen listing the results of a survey on perceptions of the five most peaceful countries in the world.
Earlier this summer, research firm Ipsos released their findings from a poll asking this question to over 18,000 people across 25 countries. They asked participants whether a handful of countries and supra-national governmental agencies (like the European Union) were “having an overall positive or a negative influence on world affairs.”
Their results might surprise you.
One of the entities is not even a country, and based on the fact you’re reading this post on this website, you’ll likely be pleased at #1 and #2.
Australia is playing catch-up to many modern democratic countries in moving forward with permitting same-sex marriage. Controversially, the parliament put it to the public to voice their opinion.
Read all about it here in The Conversation.
Australia has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage with 61.6% marking the “yes” box. But even though Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is on the winning side and aiming to have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas, his troubles are far from over, with a stoush over the wording of the bill set to heat up.
The November 2017 issue of The Southern Yarn is in the post as you read this, and available to download here as well. Note that the online version features
- a seventh page containing text that did not fit on the print version
- full colour
- convenient links to websites on many of the new items
Thanks to Winnipeg immigration lawyer Bashir Khan for bringing this event to our attention.
The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian International Council is holding an event on Tuesday October 31 at 5:30 pm, at the Jekyll & Hyde Pub, 437 Stradbrook Avenue.
Dr Wil Hoverd will speak on “Five Eyes” from a New Zealand perspective. The smallest Five Eyes country has a thing or two to teach Canada about how a small country can hit above its weight in the world.
Free to attend and no RSVP is required. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The “Five Eyes” refer to an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.