Leon Obrenov

Leon Obrenov

Leon is a Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Melbourne, who will probably major in Economics and Finance. Politically left-leaning, he is drawn to economics for its ability to explore key sociological questions in unique ways. He maintains that understanding basic economic concepts is a requirement for anyone who wants to be politically engaged, and thinks the political spin applied to key economic questions should be called out for the harm it causes.

In our name: 2000 stories of misery on Nauru

By · August 14th, 2016

2000 incident reports leaked from the Nauru Regional Processing Centre tell a harrowing story of suffering. Leon Obrenov reflects on a national shame.

What you need to know about the Panama Papers

By · April 13th, 2016

The ripples of the publication of the Panama Papers, history’s biggest leak, are still being felt. Leon Obrenov explains what it’s all about, and why we should care.

Abbott fiddles while coal burns

By · August 31st, 2015

The problems posed by climate change require mature debate. Tony Abbott refuses to give it, writes Leon Obrenov.

A bitter summer: Greece on the precipice

By · July 1st, 2015

A referendum has been called, global markets are frightened. Leon Obrenov outlines the latest developments in the Greek debt crisis, and discusses whether Greece has anything left to lose.

Pirates from Down Under

By · May 24th, 2015

Netflix might have arrived, but Australians still get a raw deal when it comes to accessing content. Is it any wonder we’re a nation of pirates?

Racism is not dead

By · May 4th, 2015

With extraordinarily high incarceration rates and exorbitant income inequality, the Baltimore riots were wholly unsurprising.

Nuanced debate must supplant budget bluster

By · April 22nd, 2015

Given our precarious economic position, we must engage in serious discussion about our future and the reform required.

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