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Covid-19 Australia

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Was Sweden Right and Australia Wrong?

By Paul Collits A number of Australians have asked: Why should we follow Sweden’s approach to lockdown, when Sweden’s death rate per million of population is worse than ours?  Here is why we should have. This is an article I… Continue Reading →

Melbourne Meltdown

Every single day, seemingly without end, more than five million people in Melbourne are suffering through the harshest lockdowns in the world. Metropolitan Melbourne residents may only leave their homes for a “valid” reason and must comply with a curfew… Continue Reading →

Is Lockdown Worth the Pain? No, it’s a Sledgehammer

By Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in… Continue Reading →

COVID Fail: The Debacle of Australia’s National Broadband Network Could Cost Lives

By Laurie Patton A rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Victoria and New South Wales. China re-instating restrictions as it sees infections return. Our chief medical officer says his greatest fear is a second wave, and there’s the likelihood the coronavirus will linger… Continue Reading →

Covid In Ten Photos

Chari Larsson, Griffith University Our memories are malleable, they change over time. Memories can, however, crystallise through repetition. One of the most interesting things about memory is it is distinctly visual. With time, dramatic events reduce to a series of… Continue Reading →

Lockdowns Hurt Small Business and Young Australians. Meanwhile Public Servants Flourish

By Daniel Wild This is not Australia’s first recession, nor will not be the last, but it is the first recession caused by deliberate actions taken by government. Creating a depression-era economy is the expert classes’ solution to managing COVID-19…. Continue Reading →

An Obedient Nation of Larrikins

By Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University The late historian John Hirst liked to tell students from overseas that Australians are an obedient people. To those of us raised on the idea that we were an anti-authoritarian nation of larrikins, his… Continue Reading →

‘Died From’ or ‘Died With’ COVID-19?

By Marc Trabsky, La Trobe University and Courtney Hempton, Deakin University The COVID-19 death toll is reported every day by state and federal governments. These numbers are often used, alongside case numbers, to assess how public health policies are faring… Continue Reading →

Inhumane Lockdowns Compound Australia’s Covid Fiasco

If You are Under 60 and Healthy you have More Chance of Dying of a Car Accident than Covid, argues Dr Guy Campbell We are facing a lethal and unpredictable enemy .Covid 19 is a serious disease. But it’s not the only… Continue Reading →

The Optics of an Aussie Police State

By Paul Collits Victoria’s police are very concerned about “optics”.  Like all corporate institutions these days.  Well, it hasn’t been a good week for Australia’s police state. A clever marketing person – no, not that one; he isn’t that clever… Continue Reading →

The Tyranny of Coronophobia

Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Interview Australia is in chaos from one end to the other, borders closed and the economy tanking, with millions of people in Melbourne under some of the world’s most draconian lockdowns and those who dare to… Continue Reading →

Protests Have Been Criminalised in Victoria under COVID. What is Incitement?

By Maria O’Sullivan, Monash University The Victorian government is taking a hard line against protests as it tries to get COVID-19 under control. As Premier Daniel Andrews said on Thursday, it’s not the time to protest […] regardless of what… Continue Reading →

Police Arrest Pregnant Woman for Facebook Post

Every lie has a trigger point when it unravels. In Australia, it is the arrest of a pregnant woman in front of her two children because she had dared to put up a Facebook post in support of lockdown protests…. Continue Reading →

Australia’s Move Towards Authoritarianism Under the Guise of Public Health

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim In times of uncertainty, people place enormous trust in leaders. And right now, many Australians have placed unwavering faith in the state, territory and federal governments to make sensible decisions to fight the coronavirus… Continue Reading →

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