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Kate Bush Joins Glittering Line-up of Songwriting Talent

By Adrian York, University of Westminster Kate Bush, the grand dame of British pop, has just been awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Ivors Academy, the UK’s independent professional association for music creators. It’s an appropriate honour – Bush is… Continue Reading →

Hundreds of Australian Doctors Call for an End to Victorian Madness

From the Australian Covid Medical Network A group representing more than 500 Victorian doctors and medical experts have called on Premier Daniel Andrews to bring an immediate end to lockdown restrictions in Victoria, raising concerns over the alarming and growing… Continue Reading →

“It Should Put all Australians on Notice”: Andrew Wilkie on the Unjust Assange Extradition Trial

By Paul Gregoire. Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The judge presiding over Julian Assange’s extradition case, Judge Vanessa Baraitser, indicated last week that she wouldn’t be making a decision on whether the Australian journalist and publisher will be sent to the United States,… Continue Reading →

The Covid Fascism of the Pro-Vaxxers

By Paul Collits Those who wish to curtail our freedom and rights over a public health scare paint those who oppose their efforts as fringe dwellers and extremists.  Deplorables.  Anti-vaxxers.  Nut cases.  The ones who we should really fear are… Continue Reading →

Violent Australia: The Mob Rises

Australia has never seen anything like it. And somehow we’re all fine with it. This extremely distressing footage of yet another pregnant woman being violently and aggressively arrested in Melbourne went viral within hours yesterday and is likely to be… Continue Reading →

On the 50th Anniversary of her Death, Janis Joplin Still Ignites

Leigh Carriage, Southern Cross University Janis Joplin died 50 years ago this Sunday, aged just 27, but her songs reach beyond time. Her enduring influence and popularity can be attributed to her raw, unadulterated, fearless performances. We respond to vocalists… Continue Reading →

The Origins of Totalitarianism

By Hannah Arendt From its first publication in 1951 The Origins of Totalitarianism has been considered a masterpiece of scholarship and historical research, a devastating insight into humanity’s potential for terror. To labour the obvious, it has an uncanny and… Continue Reading →

Press Release Journalism Favours Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party

By Rashad Seedeen with Independent Australia Of late, it has become increasingly frustrating to follow the news. During times of relative stability and peace, poor journalism is an annoyance. But during times of crisis, mediocre reporting has far greater consequences…. Continue Reading →

Lumbini: Buddha’s Birthplace

Extract: Hideout in the Apocalypse “You must heal yourself, no one else can, no one else should,” reads one of the placards posted around Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini in Nepal, where he had spent several months not so long before. Of… Continue Reading →

Ridiculing Anti Vaxxers Backfires

With TOTT News One thing is for sure: If vaccination against the most over-hyped disease in history, Covid-19, becomes compulsory in Australia, an already distrusted government will find itself in a well of pain. TOTT News, which has been running… Continue Reading →

When We Needed Churchill – We Got ScoMo

By Paul Collits We are living through a national crisis.  Things are out of control.  Sitting atop the disaster is a man who shouldn’t be there. We are living through a national crisis.  Things are out of control.  Sitting atop… Continue Reading →

King of Lemons: Australia Swindled by Lockheed Martin and its Joint Strike Fighter

By Brian Toohey with Michael West Media The Joint Strike Fighter has been plagued by problems since it was just a sketch on paper, when in 2002 John Howard jumped the gun and committed to buying them. But the F-35… Continue Reading →

From Louisiana to Queensland: How American Slave Owners Started Again in Australia

By Paige Gleeson, University of Tasmania Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says “we shouldn’t be importing” the Black Lives Matter movement. But in the 1800s, Australia imported plantation owners from the American South. Prior to the outbreak of the American… Continue Reading →

Escalation in Policing Is a Sign of What’s to Come in a Time of Austerity

By Paul Gregoire. Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Friday 25 September 2020 saw the Morrison government begin cutting back JobSeeker unemployment benefits. The increased rate provided to the escalating numbers of unemployed during the pandemic period is being reduced, as treasurer Josh Frydenberg… Continue Reading →

Australian War Memorial: from Keeper of the Flame to Hider of Shame?

By William De Maria with Michael West Media The big brand theme park that is the Australian War Memorial, bankrolled by international arms manufacturers, is an object lesson in dishonesty. Conceived during World War I amidst the mustard gas, the… Continue Reading →

Truth: The First Casualty

By Harold Evans in Memory of Phillip Knightley Phillip Knightley was the most highly decorated Australian journalist on the world stage. He was one of only two journalists to have twice won the British Journalist of the Year Award. His… Continue Reading →

A Good Death In The Time Of Corona: 11 Steps

By Margaret Rice Strange is the right word for now. It is non-judgmental. It says this Covid-19 crisis is different, unfamiliar, something new to be navigated. The following list is adapted from the steps outlined in A Good Death: a compassionate… Continue Reading →

Feeding the Chooks: Scott Morrison’s Triumph Over Mainstream Media

By Callum Foote and Michael West Scott Morrison has perfected the art of media manipulation by briefing a select club of Canberra correspondents at once, rather than leaking to individual media outlets. Callum Foote and Michael West report on the marketing genius of the… Continue Reading →

Like Trying to Find the Door in a Dark Room: Tasmania’s Whale Stranding Tragedy

By Olaf Meynecke, Griffith University A desperate rescue effort is underway after hundreds of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) became stranded in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast. Yesterday, more than 250 pilot whales were reported to have stranded, with… Continue Reading →

Chinese Drones Are Monitoring Australian Skies

From TOTT News A new consultation paper has warned against the “malicious use” of drone technology by the Chinese Communist Party in Australia, as millions of devices continue to go unaccounted for. The report cites government and business sites, as… Continue Reading →

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