Tag Australian Independent News Sites

Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

By Caitlin Johnstone In Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the affairs of men are dominated by a cabal of wizards who understand the esoteric art of using language to manipulate reality in a way that advantages powerful rulers — Oh wait sorry… Continue Reading →

Shearers: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Award winning photographer Russell Shakespeare explains the obsession: I’ve photographed shearers a lot over the years for a number of different publications. They’re an important and easily understood symbol for one of Australia’s most important industries; and there is a… Continue Reading →

Collateral Crucifixion – Pressuring for Julian Assange’s Release!

By Sabine Bock: Pressenza international Press Agency With the title “Collateral Crucifixion”, the artist duo Captain Borderline has completed this motif as a giant maximum Assange mural in Berlin on a complete house facade directly in front of the Willy… Continue Reading →

Government Considers Forcing Australians to Provide ID to Use Social Media

Australian authorities will consider a radical measure to ‘prevent online bullying and trolling’, requiring all users of social media to provide 100 points of ID before use. Experts say the proposal would involve serious privacy risks for internet users, who… Continue Reading →

Parliament House Has Become A Cesspool and Morrison is Blocking The Drain

By Martin Hirst: Independent Australia The rancidness of our Liberal Party Government, with its recent sex scandals and accusations of rape, starts from the very top and seeps down. DO YOU REMEMBER a couple of weeks ago when one of… Continue Reading →

A Ship of Fools: Unfolding Catastrophe Part VII

Very early on in the Covid drama the country’s commentators were straight out of the box slamming the government for mismanagement. There was no rallying behind the flag. From leading independent news site Crikey a story titled Ship of Fools: … Continue Reading →

Technofascism: The Historical Roots of the Modern Scientific Elite

By T.J. Coles: TOTT News Big Tech’s ever-expanding ability to shape public opinion and control freedom of speech stems directly from the rise of futurism and technocratic ideals in the early 20th century. Whoever controls the information we see or… Continue Reading →

Scotty’s Jab

By Paul Collits The Covid vaccines have been hailed as the world’s route out of lockdown and associated measures.  Not so fast, as we now are coming to realise.  The inept Morrison Government should be held to far higher standards… Continue Reading →

Earth To Josh: Australian Treasurer Frydenberg’s ‘World-leading Economy’ Claim Is False

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. On key economic variables Australia lags behind 20 comparable advanced economies yet Treasurer Josh Frydenberg repeatedly asserts that Australia outperformed all major advanced economies in 2020. It’s well past time the mainstream media called… Continue Reading →

The Dirty Country: Crikey’s Blockbuster Series on Corruption in Australia

Leading independent Australian news site Crikey has just concluded a major series on corruption in Australia. The series comes at a time when every journalist in the country is baying for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s blood, and the country is… Continue Reading →

The Myth of Black Opal: Lightning Ridge and the Fiery Guardians of Eternal Love

The picture above was taken in 1909, at the height of the what was known as the Three Mile Rush. The bicycle polisher rigged up in the centre of this picture was being used to rub down opal. The commercial… Continue Reading →

Australians To Scan Faces For Government Services

By TOTT News Australians will soon use facial recognition technology to file bankruptcy applications, enrol to vote, apply/receive welfare payments and even register votes, in a new overhaul. A new $800 million digital technology package dubbed the ‘Digital Business Plan’ has been… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Elephant In The Room. Best of the Archives.

The single most fascinating thing about Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is: He Shows No Guilt. Not a shred of remorse at having thrown millions of people onto welfare thanks to his absurd misreading of the Covid Scare. Not for… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch

One of Australia’s most experienced journalists, the widely respected Steve Waterson, has penned a series of excoriating articles on Australia’s mismanagement of the Covid scare. The articles, with prominent headlines such as “Paying for an epidemic of stupidity”, have appeared… Continue Reading →

The Left and Right Should Unite to Fight Lockdowns

By Professor Ramesh Thakur Unable to prosecute their case on data and logic, zero-Covid zealots have descended to discredit-by-labelling. One Australian columnist berated ‘commentators who often have more opinions than brains’. No, he wasn’t looking into a mirror but referring… Continue Reading →

Ode to Australian Tennis Legend Margaret Court

By Paul Collits Margaret Court has brought on the ire of the diversity brigade because as a fundamentalist Christian she is opposed to gay marriage. Ms Court has been promoted from an Officer of the Order of Australia to a… Continue Reading →

Morrison Drafts Laws to Placate Murdoch, as Google Threatens to Pull the Plug

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Since the advent of the internet, data has increasingly risen in worth to the point that these days it’s the most valuable resource on the planet. Over that same time frame, consumers have become increasingly… Continue Reading →

No Plan PM: How the Australian Government’s Lack of an Aged Care Plan Cost Lives

By Dr Sarah Russell: Michael West Media Australia’s aged care sector is a national disgrace. A 21 billion dollar taxpayer funded industry is so user unfriendly, so byzantine in its bureaucracy, that few elderly citizens could ever negotiate it. The… Continue Reading →

Conspiracy Theory and Its Discontents

By Paul Collits The charge of being a conspiracy theorist is now poison.  A conversation killer. Unfortunately, many dissenters from the State’s line on many issues, not just Covid, are cowed by the charge.  It is a trick. The charge… Continue Reading →

Australia: The Most Oppressive of all Western Democracies

Best of the Archives. By Alison Broinowski with Pearls & Irritations. When there’s a concerted attack on the interests of the Australian mainstream media they will rise in joint defence of journalists’ freedom. But they are slow to support five… Continue Reading →

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