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A Sense of Place Magazine

A Nothingburger that Changed the World

By Paul Collits The madness of 2020 has changed our lives forever.  We owe it to ourselves to ask how, who and why? Whoever thought that any government would ever claim to have conquered death?  King Canute saw the challenges… Continue Reading →

Harold Evans: A Great Editor Passes

By Colin Chapman Harold Evans had an indefatigable role in encouraging and expanding coverage of international affairs in the publications he edited and in the books he published. He also had great enthusiasm for hiring and fostering well-trained Australian journalists…. Continue Reading →

Zombie Cash-Splash: Australia’s Treasurer Ramps Up Orgy of Corporate Hand-outs

By Michael West “Australians know there is no money tree,” said Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at the apogee of the coronavirus in May. But there is. The Reserve Bank is creating money out of thin air. It’s called QE. Michael West reports… Continue Reading →

Victorian Police Betray The Public

From TOTT News Draconian enforcement powers have become commonplace in Victoria since the beginning of the coronavirus ‘pandemic’, and are set to continue with the passing of the Omnibus Bill. Now, after blocking a business from opening their doors this… Continue Reading →

The Desert Stars: The World’s Most Remote Rock Band

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The Photography of Dean Sewell/Oculi The Spinifex People, as they are now known, are the immediate descendants of the last nomadic hunter gatherers to experience contact with the modern world. They live on the southern flank of the Great Victorian… Continue Reading →

Noam Chomsky on the Plight of Assange: “The Complicity of Many Governments”

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog British Judge Vanessa Baraitser is currently deliberating on whether Australian journalist Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States, as he’s currently being remanded in her country on American espionage charges. The extradition proceedings… Continue Reading →

Deadly Lockdowns: The Argument Is Lost

By Professor Ramesh Thakur On 8 October, I delivered a lecture on ‘Covid-19: A Data Driven Reality Check’ via Zoom to the World Bank-affiliated Global Development Learning Network. The webinar attracted 55 participants from five African and Asian countries, many… Continue Reading →

Pants on Fire: Australia’s Governance Hits Rock Bottom

By Paul Collits Should Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, leader of Australia’s second most populist state, resign?  Should his NSW counterpart, Premier Gladys Berejiklian?  The chances are that each of these paragons of morality and competence has covered up the truth… Continue Reading →

Crime is Falling, Why is Imprisonment Rising?

By Nicholas Cowdery with Pearls and Irritations The Australian prison population has doubled since 2000 and recidivism is at 55%. Yet almost all categories of crime have fallen in the past decade. Why do we spend $3.6 billion a year… Continue Reading →

Surveillance Capitalism

By Donnell Holloway I recently purchased a bedroom bundle (mattress, bed base, pillows and sheets) from a well-known Australian startup for my son, who has flown the nest. Now I’m swamped with Google and Facebook ads for beds and bedding…. Continue Reading →

Peta Credlin Goes Feral: Daniel Andrews Dissolves

For more than 100 days in a row Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has held lengthy press conferences where he details the latest Covid stats and answers questions from a tame media pack. This daily piece of theatre, where young and… Continue Reading →

Chilling, Miserable, Dystopian and Sinister: Politicians and Health Bureaucrats

By Paul Collits We now inhabit a strange world where politicians and health bureaucrats, working in tandem, run just about every element of our lives.  This weird new system has replaced democracy as we once knew it, and it may… Continue Reading →

Churn of the Ocean of Milk: The Rise of Techno-Fascism

By Ethan Nash from TOTT News Mid-20th century fascism was woefully limited in its capacities and reach. The new technocratic-fascism, however, arrives at the new golden dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ready to extract the population for all the… Continue Reading →

Australian Medical Association’s Reputation Destroyed in Covid Chaos

Do No harm. So goes the most basic maxim of medical practice. Yet many hundreds of Australian practitioners have done exactly that, with senior health bureaucrats standing side by side with the nation’s grandstanding politicians as they impose draconian, counterproductive… Continue Reading →

Richard Flanagan’s The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, University of Western Australia Review: Richard Flanagan, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Penguin Random House, 2020) The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan’s eighth novel, is one of a slew of novels one expects to emerge… Continue Reading →

Julia Gillard and Those Military Funerals

By William de Maria with Pearls and Irritations While sitting in on 24 soldier funerals did Gillard ask herself the same question, in substance, “is it worth it?”. No doubt each time she would have given herself the same answer… Continue Reading →

Growing Rainforests Not Humans Killed Off Southeast Asia’s Megafauna

By Julien Louys, Griffith University and Patrick Roberts, Max Planck Institute Thinking of Southeast Asia today may conjure up images of dense tropical rainforests teeming with iconic jungle animals such as orangutans, tigers and monkeys. Perhaps less well known, but… Continue Reading →

Victorian Government Faces Court Over Lockdowns

By Sonia Hickey from The Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Victorian State Government is facing a number of court battles over the curfew and lockdowns imposed during stage four public health restrictions. A cafe owner has commenced civil proceedings against… Continue Reading →

Lockdowns Wrong: The World Experts Australia Ignored

The Great Barrington Declaration Some of the world’s most distinguished doctors and public health scientists have called on governments to stop the lockdowns which have had such a devastating impact on Australia. A public statement, known as The Great Barrington… Continue Reading →

The Victorian Government Is Causing Harm: Doctors Call Out Covid Insanity

From The Australian Covid Medical Network. Below is their full statement, issued this week. It has become increasingly clear that the response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the Victorian  government is now doing more harm than good, and will cause… Continue Reading →

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