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Going Down: The Six Graphs that Show Australia’s Economic Growth Shrinking

John Hawkins, University of Canberra The latest national accounts tell us Australia’s economy grew by just 0.2% in the three months to March. It’s the weakest growth since the economy shrank during the COVID lockdowns, and, before that, the weakest… Continue Reading →

Chapter One. Australia Breaks Apart. Prison Island. Extract. Publication Date 12 June, 2023.

Old Alex sat on that sunlit step in an unfanciful suburb called Oak Flats; flooded with light, exhausted, perhaps, to be fanciful about it all, as if he’d just written 1984 and was basking in creative satisfaction, and the glory…. Continue Reading →

Australia’s Totalitarian Rush: VicRoads Cancels ‘DANOUT’ Number Plates for Being ‘Offensive and Inappropriate’

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Melbourne Man who had cheeky and harmless number plates that mention Victoria’s Premier, Dan Andrews, has had to give them up in order to be able to drive.  Peter Dunlevie received a… Continue Reading →

Taking the Male Bashing Disaster of Australian Family Law Back to the Dark Ages

With John Flanagan Of all the many things that the left wing Albanese Labor Government did not bother to tell the Australian public prior to last year’s election was that they intended to take Australia’s utterly dysfunctional family law system… Continue Reading →

Chapter 12: Shattered Ground. Extract from Australia Breaks Apart. Out This Month.

The Indigenous Voice to Parliament aka The Voice is the proposed new advisory group containing separately elected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, perpetually enshrined in the Constitution of Australia, which would “have a responsibility and right to advise the Australian Parliament and Government on national matters of… Continue Reading →

Mass Formation and Mass Psychosis: Totalitarianism in the 2020s

By Paul Frijters, Gigi Forster and Michael Baker: The Brownstone Institute As individuals slowly emerge from the fog that descended on them in March 2020, the sense of disorientation and anxiety is palpable. Some of those who took part in… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Leading Freedom of Information Expert Rex Patrick on Australia’s Squandering of $386 Billion on the American Military Industrial Complex

Michael West Media The Defence Department has outdone itself with the AUKUS submarine project. In Paul Keating’s words, “it’s the worst deal in all history”. That’s not just because of the staggering $386 billion price tag, but because of the… Continue Reading →

The Paintings of Leading Australian Cartoonist Michael Fitzjames

With poetry by Kenneth Slessor. Michael Fitzjames, whose work is collected in a number of Australia’s leading institutions, is best known as an illustrator for newspapers, but his paintings are also highly valued. Here is a collection of his depictions,… Continue Reading →

Will Jab Victims finally get Justice with Class Action Lawsuit?

TOTT NEWS Recently, a class action was launched in the NSW Federal Court against the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Health Department and senior public servants, by those claiming vaccine harm. The suit is reported to have has 500 members, including three… Continue Reading →

Julian Assange Ignored in Australia’s “Press Freedom Roundtable” as Spies Cosy up to Big Media

Philip Dorling: Michael West Media  New documents show Julian Assange got little more than a mention at Mark Dreyfus’s media talkfest this year. Amid much talk about reform and transparency, the Government wants to draw our big media outlets into… Continue Reading →

Can Australia capitalise on AI while Reducing its Risks?

Toby Walsh, UNSW Sydney The world missed the boat with social media. It fuelled misinformation, fake news, and polarisation. We saw the harms too late, once they had already started to have a substantive impact on society. With artificial intelligence… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: The Lead In. Publication Date 12 June, 2023.

This piece also Features the Spectacular Photography of Dean Sewell. John Stapleton addresses the madness of the past few years elegantly and with an urgent clarity that puts most commentators – and all politicians and bureaucrats – to shame. Steve… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Passing Covid Parade

By Paul Collits Try this quick quiz, or ask the next person in the street you bump into – what do the following people have in common? Natasha Fyles.  Roger Cook.  Jeremy Rockliff.  Andrew Barr.  Peter Malinauskas.  If you guessed… Continue Reading →

Native Raspberries, Limes and Geraniums: How did these Curious Plants end up in Australia?

Gregory Moore, The University of Melbourne While plants can’t walk, they can certainly travel. Some species have travelled vast distances over millennia, moving by different and varied modes. Some found new habitats when the continent they were riding on slowly… Continue Reading →

Chapter 13: SOS Australia: The New World Order. Extract from Australia Breaks Apart. Publication Date 12 June, 2023.

With Monica Smit of Reignite Democracy Australia John Stapleton addresses the madness of the past few years elegantly and with an urgent clarity that puts most commentators – and all politicians and bureaucrats – to shame. Steve Waterson, Senior Editor,… Continue Reading →

Saviour or Tyrant? The Pandemic brought out West Australian Premier Mark McGowan’s True Colours

Rebekah Barnett: Dystopian Down Under West Australian Premier Mark McGowan stepped down from office this week, citing exhaustion, and a cascade of tributes ensued. Disaffected conservatives served snark (“Goodbye to WA’s worst ever Premier”). Legacy masthead The Australian offered a level-headed wrap-up (“Leading shouldn’t… Continue Reading →

Chapter Five: A Narrow Valley Threads Down To The Sea. Extract from Australia Breaks Apart. Publication Date: 12 June, 2023.

John Stapleton addresses the madness of the past few years elegantly and with an urgent clarity that puts most commentators – and all politicians and bureaucrats – to shame. Steve Waterson, Senior Editor, The Australian.  With terrifying clarity and a… Continue Reading →

Pick of the Crop: Our Best Stories for May

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan Resigns Suddenly: Freedom Movement Celebrates

Mark McGowan, one of the world’s most extreme Covidians, wrecked havoc upon the citizens of Western Australia. All his policies have now demonstrably failed, from mass vaccination to some of the most extremist lockdowns in the world. Praised by the… Continue Reading →

Chapter Three: The Derangement of Battle. Extract from Australia Breaks Apart. Publication Date: 12 June, 2023.

John Stapleton addresses the madness of the past few years elegantly and with an urgent clarity that puts most commentators – and all politicians and bureaucrats – to shame. Steve Waterson, Senior Editor, The Australian.  With terrifying clarity and a… Continue Reading →

They Knew the Consequences Before Injecting more than a Billion Women: Dr Naomi Wolf

One of the world’s most famous and celebrated feminists, Dr Naomi Wolf, has been a vociferous critic of the Covid narrative. At first she was ostracised. Now, she has been fully vindicated. As the scandals over the greatest medical scandal… Continue Reading →


Caitlin Johnstone When most people in the English-speaking world hear the word “propaganda”, they tend to think of something that’s done by foreign nations who have governments that are so totalitarian they won’t even let people know what’s true or… Continue Reading →

The Australian Government colluded with Big Tech to suppress speech on Covid

By Rebekah Barnett A Freedom of Information request by Senator Alex Antic has revealed that the Australian Department of Home Affairs made over 4,000 requests to digital platforms to take down content related to Covid. The FOI documents show that… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Creepy Covid Cops: Explosive Revelations over Appalling Censorship of Correct Information

By Paul Collits When it comes to Covid, It has been a very, very busy month in Australia, with the news of the systematic censorship of Australian citizens making international news. It now lies beyond question that Australia’s Home Affairs… Continue Reading →

Safe and Effective? Or Totalitarianism in Flimsy Disguise?

By Nick Thompson During the lockdowns, there was something more sinister going on, a major remake of our society. And yet almost no one noticed, or dared to speak out. It is no wonder, when the enforcement by Big Government… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Censorship-industrial-complex Revealed: The Truth Will Out

FROM TOTT NEWS Censorship actions taken by the Department of Home Affairs over COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ has finally been revealed, with exact details unveiled in a FOI request and questioned during a senate hearing. The Australian government has repeatedly proved itself… Continue Reading →

The Tonga volcano eruption caused a ‘super bubble’ in Earth’s ionosphere, disrupting satellite navigation

Brett Carter, RMIT University; Rezy Pradipta, Boston College, and Suelynn Choy With technology increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, it is becoming more important to understand space weather and its impacts on tech. When one hears “space weather”, one typically… Continue Reading →

Stop the Shots: Dr Aseem Malhotra Australian Tour – Curing the Corruption of Medicine

Dr Julie Sladden and Kara Thomas Dr Aseem Malhotra is no stranger to speaking out about important health issues. Especially when these issues involve the interests of large corporations including the pharmaceutical industry. For the past decade, this world-renowned cardiologist and campaigner has… Continue Reading →

Western News Media Exists To Administer Propaganda: No More True than in Australia

By Caitlin Johnstone The single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society is the way domestic propaganda is used to shape the way mainstream westerners perceive and think about their world. Typically the only time you’ll ever hear the… Continue Reading →

Vale: Famous English Novelist Martin Amis

Camilla Nelson, University of Notre Dame Australia Martin Amis, pre-eminent novelist-critic of his generation, has died at the age of 73. His dazzling, pyrotechnic prose dominated the world of English writing from the mid-1970s through the fin de siècle. Amis… Continue Reading →

May Freedom Never Die: Australia’s Freedom Movement Lives On

TOTT News After three years of utterly pointless lockdowns and a mass vaccination campaign which did massive harm to the country, Australia is returning to a semblance of normality. It is an illusion. If the Australian authorities can lockdown the… Continue Reading →

Pfizer Backs The Voice: The Kiss of Death?

Rebekah Barnett: The Brownstone Institute. Pfizer has weighed in on the upcoming referendum in which Australians will vote on whether to change their constitution. Australians will be asked to vote YES or NO to the following question: “A Proposed Law: to… Continue Reading →

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