55 Years since the Menzies Government Deployed Troops to Vietnam and Australians still don’t know how to Respond

“It is our judgement that the decision to commit a battalion in South Vietnam… The takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct military threat to Australia… It must be seen as part of a thrust by Communist China between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.” – Prime Minister Robert Menzies

Men & Women: Lives at War

The stories of the heavily damaged Australian partakers in the hideous and gruesome Vietnam War. The Vietnam war affected many of those that were involved within this war and it’s important for us to understand what these men and women went through in the physical and psychological challenges that had the major capability of heavilyContinue reading “Men & Women: Lives at War”

Our Vietnam Veterans – The Nation’s Worst Welcome Home

Hasnain Aly A Bushranger helicopter, over 3,000kg and 17m in length, descends onto a field of trodden grass. Five men climb on board and the helicopter immediately lifts off, leaving a circular imprint in the grass. The men, along with the two door gunners open fire at the target. There is a deafening roar ofContinue reading “Our Vietnam Veterans – The Nation’s Worst Welcome Home”

It Never Leaves You: For Australia’s Vietnam Veterans, The War Never Truly Ended

Harry Ledger The Vietnam War was a historical global event of enormous historical and political proportions. Though we’ve seen the horror that our veterans faces depicted on our television screens, rarely do we get the chance to listen to their stories. Uncertain. Uncertain of where the gunfire was coming from; even from who it wasContinue reading “It Never Leaves You: For Australia’s Vietnam Veterans, The War Never Truly Ended”

Australia’s new commodore! H2X to bring car making back to the Down Under

Cars are a big part of Aussie culture. Whenever it’s the falcon vs commodore rivalry, V8 Supercars, or the Bathurst 500, Australia loves cars. So why don’t we make any? Australia used to be one of the leaders in the automotive world. In 1950, Australia was ranked 8th worldwide in motor vehicle production. In 1974,Continue reading “Australia’s new commodore! H2X to bring car making back to the Down Under”