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Failed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Should Leave Parliament

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Liberal frontbencher Karen Andrews wouldn’t be alone among her colleagues in believing Scott Morrison should quit parliament. Andrews, home affairs minister in the former government, on Tuesday declared the Australian people were “betrayed” by Morrison’s… Continue Reading →

Maria Popova and Nick Cave: Two Of Our Era’s Most Luminous Creative Intellects

From The Marginalian. In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly corrupted, and indifferent to the concerns of ordinary people, there are, as a kind of counterwave, a significant number of people trying to… Continue Reading →

New Zealand: Mugged by Covid Reality

By Ramesh Thakur: Brownstone Institute. In the first year of the pandemic, a team from Otago University in New Zealand (my former university) published an interesting study that provided some explanation for the strong public support for lockdown measures. This… Continue Reading →

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Trashed Conventions and Accountability

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. The only credible explanation for Scott Morrison personally installing himself, as an undisclosed ministerial partner, in several portfolios is the former prime minister’s passion for control. The fact he didn’t tell senior colleagues, let alone… Continue Reading →

Salman Rushdie: Hunting the Famous

By John Stapleton. Legendary author Salman Rushdie has been attacked and repeatedly stabbed in the neck and torso as he was about to give a lecture on artistic freedom in western New York. He was airlifted to hospital. In 1989, Iran’s first… Continue Reading →

All Caretaker, no Responsibility: how a Dying Australian Government slipped Freebies to its Mates

By #Mate: Michael West Media. On its way to electoral oblivion, the Morrison government kept the dollars flowing to select beneficiaries, in defiance of the 70-year-old parliamentary “caretaker” convention, writes #Mate. On May 16, five days before the election, the… Continue Reading →

“If We Get Covid, So Be It”: Australia’s Hypocrisy

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Brownstone Institute. Australia just elevated Covid hypocrisy to a whole new level. On Sunday August 7, after a series of round-robin matches in two groups followed by knockout matches in the semi-finals, Australia and India met… Continue Reading →

Fact Checkers: The Jokes On Us

By Paul Collits. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and RMIT University might well be a match made in heaven.  Or, more likely, hell.  These two Covid State acolyte institutions, beyond-woke corporates both, true believers in the climate hysteria and, ironically, servants… Continue Reading →

Farewell to David Ireland: Australia’s Master of Mosaic Fiction

Van Ikin, The University of Western Australia. Australian novelist David Ireland, winner of three Miles Franklin awards in the 1970s, and recipient of the Order of Australia in 1981, has died at the age of 94. Born in 1927 in… Continue Reading →

New Media Are As Intertwined With Imperial Power As Old Media

By Caitlin Johnstone. Alan MacLeod has a new article out with Mintpress News showing how most of the supposedly independent “fact-checking” organizations which Facebook has partnered with to police the information people are allowed to see on the platform about the war… Continue Reading →

Blinds drawn on the Australian dream: Black Money Fuels House Prices

By Nathan Lynch: Michael West Media. Gaping loopholes, earnest advisers and an international reputation for stability have made Australia a place of choice for illicit funds. Despite a crackdown on the foreign ownership of established houses, there are still many ways… Continue Reading →

Archie Roach: the great Songman, Tender and Humble, who gave our People a Voice

Bhiamie Williamson, Australian National University. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and images of deceased people. Archie Roach’s family have given permission for his name and image to be shared. I am not sure… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Protecting your Privacy at Protests

TOTT NEWS What should peaceful protesters know about their privacy before heading to a demonstration? Here are some concerns and protective measures they should keep in mind. Staying protected while expressing your voice. STARTING POINT: YOUR PHONE Protests are set… Continue Reading →

World’s First Synthetic Embryo

By Megan Munsie, The University of Melbourne. In what’s reported as a world-first achievement, biologists have grown mouse embryo models in the lab without the need for fertilised eggs, embryos, or even a mouse – using only stem cells and… Continue Reading →

Media Manipulation, Censorship, Surveillance: Australia 2022

By John Stapleton. One of the most vile of all the vile deeds perpetrated by the Coalition under the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison era of benighted Australian governance was to make journalists Persons of Interest – POIs – under the ASIO Act. The… Continue Reading →

More of the Same – Only Different: Think for Yourself

By Jorg Probst. Pre-2020 nobody cared much about the flu – we just lived with it. Health workers would complain, rightly so, about being under-resourced every major flu season – but meh, who cared or listened? Certainly not governments.  Then… Continue Reading →

John Pilger: “Assange is the Courageous Embodiment of a Struggle against the most Oppressive Forces in our World”

From Pearls and Irritations. In an interview with the World Socialist Web Site, renowned Australian investigative journalist John Pilger has warned that the “US is close to getting its hands on” the courageous WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Last month, British Home… Continue Reading →

Alan Turing: The world’s most famous codebreaker unlocked the Secrets of Nature’s Beauty

Natasha Ellison, University of Sheffield. Getting out into nature may seem a world away from a maths classroom. But the beauty that surrounds us has order – and one of the world’s best codebreakers was the key to unlocking it…. Continue Reading →

More than 150 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and Harms

Dr Paul Elias Alexander: Brownstone Institute. It is not unreasonable to conclude that surgical and cloth masks, used as they currently are being used (without other forms of PPE protection), have no impact on controlling the transmission of Covid-19 virus…. Continue Reading →

Australian Inflation hasn’t been higher for 32 years. What now?

John Hawkins, University of Canberra Inflation jumped from 5.1% to a new long-term high of 6.1% in the June quarter, a rate matched only by short-lived jump caused by the introduction of the goods and services tax, and not exceeded… Continue Reading →

Reignite Democracy Monica Smit’s Charges Dismissed: Australia’s Courts Clogged

Australia’s court system is now clogged with people protesting thousands of punitive fines or jail sentences. Of all the online personalities and citizen journalists to emerge during the Covid era, one of the most prominent was Monica Smit of Reignite… Continue Reading →

Aboriginal language could help solve complex AI problems with Swarm Systems

Rachel Packham: University of News South Wales. Jingulu – a language spoken by the Jingili people in the Northern Territory – has characteristics that allow it to be easily translated into AI commands. An Aboriginal language could hold the key… Continue Reading →

The Rorting Years of Australian Politics: how Scott Morrison put a Shark Bite on the Taxpayer

By #Mate: Michael West Media. Speculation surrounding Scott Morrison’s post-parliamentary ambitions includes the possibility of a job with the Australian Rugby League. His involvement with the sport poses plenty of questions, including the grants largesse that defined his time as… Continue Reading →

The Smoking Ruins of Scott Morrison’s Reputation: Courting Pentecostal World Domination

Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was until his recent demolition at the polls the world’s only Pentecostal national leader. Still in parliament, and thereby still living off the taxpayer, he is continuing his Pentecostal agenda… Continue Reading →

Australia: The Place to be Pepper Sprayed as Protestors around the country March against the New World Order

Coverage from TOTT NEWS, True Arrow and Others. Despite lockdowns and restrictions ending, vaccine mandates continue to create havoc across multiple Australian industries and the larger agenda is still very much in motion. With Australia now having one of the… Continue Reading →

Alex Berenson, Bestselling Author of Pandemia: How Coronavirus Hysteria took over Our Government, asks: What is Happening in Australia?

The authoritative body of literature picking apart the government and vaccine proponents Covid narrative is growing steadily, including Namoi Wolf’s spectacular The Bodies of Others, the elegant takedown by Robert F. Kennedy The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma… Continue Reading →

James Webb deep field images: The Divide between Science and Art is Artificial

Cherine Fahd, University of Technology Sydney The first task I give photography students is to create a starscape. To do this, I ask them to sweep the floor beneath them, collect the dust and dirt in a paper bag and… Continue Reading →

Move Aside 5G: Here Comes 6G

Neil Martin: University of New South Wales. The next generation of wireless communication is already being developed and is set to revolutionise the world around us. The pace of change in telecommunications is increasing every year. A case in point is… Continue Reading →

Governments Were Given Credible Warnings about Lockdown Harms but Didn’t Listen

By Ramesh Thakur: Brownstone Institute. As countries emerge from the Dystopia of lockdown restrictions, there’s growing awareness of the phenomenon of excess deaths, for example in the  UK and Australia. On July 8, The Daily Mail (UK) reported that collateral damage of lockdowns is killing 1,000… Continue Reading →

A Cosmic Time Machine: The James Webb Space Telescope

Sara Webb, Swinburne University of Technology It has been an exciting time with the release of breathtaking photos of our Universe by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Images such as the one below give us a chance to see… Continue Reading →

The End of the Individual Freedoms of the Private Motor Vehicle Looms: Australian Capital Territory to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from 2035

TOTT NEWS. Australia’s capital plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles starting from the middle of next decade, according to reports. The ACT Government will later this week release a strategy document detailing a plan for 80 to… Continue Reading →

Jobs for Mates: The Political Stacking of Australia’s Institutions

Kate Griffiths, Anika Stobart and Danielle Wood, Grattan Institute. Handing out a cushy job to a political mate might seem harmless – after all, everyone does it, right? – but the politicisation of public appointments has real, pervasive consequences for… Continue Reading →

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