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Obituary: The Australian Liberal Party: 1944 to 2022

By John Stapleton. This isn’t just a temporary setback, it’s an extermination. Australia’s conservatives are going through their worst period since the formation of the Liberal Party in 1944. Their rout at the May election has left the Liberal Party… Continue Reading →

The Oldest DNA ever found Reveals a Snapshot of a Vanished World

Morten Allentoft, Curtin University. At the icy northern tip of Greenland, far into the Artic Circle, a deep bed of sediment beneath the mouth of a fjord has lain frozen and undisturbed for 2 million years. Known as the Kap… Continue Reading →

Australia: Banning Chinese Cameras

TOTT NEWS Slow to move, Australia will ‘seek advice’ before following the U.K. and U.S. in banning the use of Chinese-made surveillance cameras, despite hundreds of thousands of known potential security risks across the country. The U.S. and U.K. governments… Continue Reading →

The Great Reset of Australia’s Medical Establishment: The Rise and Rise of the Australian Medical Professionals Society

With Dr Phillip M. Altman, Senior Clinical Trial and Drug Regulatory Affairs Consultant. The massive demonstrations we have seen on the streets, which the government did their best to suppress, to ignore, and to persuade the media not to cover,… Continue Reading →

Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave. The Mark Mordue Interview.

By John Stapleton. We predicted, way way back in 2021, that there was one book birthed out of Australia that year which had all the hallmarks of becoming an international bestseller, and that’s Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave…. Continue Reading →

Neuralink microchip ‘ready for humans in six months’, says Elon Musk

TOTT NEWS Neuralink has submitted paperwork to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of implanted brain microchips in humans. The Symbiosis Approaches. Ready for Humans While the world’s richest person distracts the world with Twitter discussions, behind… Continue Reading →

Watching Australian Bureaucrats Squirm: The Work of Senator Gerard Rennick

The Covid narrative is dramatically collapsing worldwide as one confounding revelation after another deepens the ever widening scandal. To the background of deeply felt public anger, watching Australian bureaucrats blame shift, obfuscate and stonewall has become something of a blood… Continue Reading →

Woeful, Nasty, Duplicitous: The New Book Bulldozed Dismembers Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University. Niki Savva doesn’t like Scott Morrison. In the very first chapter of Bulldozed, she describes him as “petty and vindictive.” Savva was just warming up. After the revelations of Morrison having secretly taken multiple ministries,… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Battered Inland Rivers: The Greed of the Oligarchs Destroys Australia’s Outback

By John Stapleton. Photography by Dean Sewell. Australia’s fabled Outback is now being regularly described as an inland sea as the country experiences its third year of widespread heavy rains, by far one of the wettest periods in living memory…. 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 Only Celebrity Jihadist Creates Diplomatic Chaos: The Life of Neil Prakash

By John Stapleton. Once labelled Australia’s most dangerous man, Neil Prakash was stripped of his Australian citizenship in 2018, amid considerable political theatre from the government. Lawyers and academics argued at the time that it was against the law to… Continue Reading →

Failed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Should Leave Parliament: The Best of 2022.

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 →

The Banality of Evil. Eichmann in Jerusalem: The book that changed me

Peter Christoff, The University of Melbourne. Hannah Arendt published Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil in 1963. Over the next two decades alone, it would be republished some 30 times, first in the United States and… Continue Reading →

Australia Signs Declaration to Introduce COVID Vaccine Passports

Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. At this year’s G20 Summit in Indonesia, the twenty participating world leaders signed a declaration to introduce vaccine passports for their respective jurisdictions, with the stated intention of creating a global verification system to… Continue Reading →

Auto-da-fé: Australian Conservatives Destroy Themselves

By Paul Collits: Illustrations from The Temple of Flora. Mass vaccination and the creation of the social circumstances which make it possible has always been a left wing project, witness America. In Australia, the conservatives have destroyed themselves on the… Continue Reading →

Glorious Journalism. Rebecca Weisser: Standing Up Against the Covid Mob

One of the only journalists in Australia to stand up against the tyranny of Covid mania in the Land Down Under has been Rebecca Weisser of Spectator Australia. The former opinion page editor at The Australian is a formidable intellect… Continue Reading →

Locking Up Kids: Australia Today

By Summer May Finlay, University of Wollongong; Ee Pin Chang, Jemma Collova and Pat Dudgeon, The University of Western Australia. This article contains information on violence experienced by First Nations young people in the Australian carceral system. There are mentions… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Russell Shakespeare and Hermann Hesse On Solitude, the Value of Hardship and the Courage to Be Yourself

Russell Shakespeare, a multi-award winning Australian photographer, differs from his contemporaries in his intellectuality and poetic tendencies. Widely published in Australian newspapers and magazines, he is rarely without his beloved cameras, taking photographs of the many different aspects of life…. Continue Reading →

Reality Check on the Vaccine Narrative

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Australian National University. On October 23, an online poll on Covid controls and vaccines was published on news.com.au with some intriguing results. Conducted over one day, the survey attracted more than 42,000 votes for every question and more… Continue Reading →

The Power of the Bittersweet: Susan Cain on Longing as the Fulcrum of Creativity

By Maria Popova: The Marginalian. In search of the most transcendent solution to “the problem of being alive in a deeply flawed yet stubbornly beautiful world.” In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly… Continue Reading →

COVID Fearmongering Rears its Ugly Head: Just when you Thought it was Over.

TOTT NEWS: Ethan Nash. QUEENSLAND: THE CLOWN STATE Here we go again. Despite most of the world moving on with COVID, Australians sit at the end of 2022 with even more headlines of the ‘scary virus’ making the cycle. A… Continue Reading →

Inside the Race to ‘Fill the Sky’ with Satellites

TOTT NEWS As thousands of new satellites begin to crawl across the sky, companies are now in a race to secure the best positions ahead of a ‘next generation shift’ in internet services. Elon Musk’s space tech company SpaceX is… Continue Reading →

The Data on Covid Emerges and History Will Show the Australian Parliament is Full of Cowards

By Senator Malcolm Roberts This is a transcript of a speech given to the Australian parliament. Malcolm Roberts has been one of the very few Australian politicians to stand up to the mob. As a servant to the people of… Continue Reading →

“Biggest cyber breach in history” as techs scramble to be heard above Omicron din: The Best of 2022.

By John Stapleton: Michael West Media. Australian governments and businesses have been warned they face their greatest hacking threat yet, Apache Log4j. John Stapleton reports on Australian Cyber Security Centre warnings of possible widespread systems failure. There has always been a dystopian theory that… Continue Reading →

What is the truth?

By Russell L. Baycock: Surgical Neurology International. This is an extract only. To read the full article go to the US National Library of Medicine here.   The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history,… Continue Reading →

An Antarctic neutrino telescope has detected a signal from the heart of a nearby active galaxy

Gary Hill, University of Adelaide An enormous neutrino observatory buried deep in the Antarctic ice has discovered only the second extra-galactic source of the elusive particles ever found. In results published in Science, the IceCube collaboration reports the detection of… Continue Reading →

Media Manipulation, Censorship, Surveillance: Australia. The Best of 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 →

It Was a Short Time Ago and Never Happened Anyway

Richard Kelly: Brownstone Institute The moral code of the West, greatly diminished already, has all but disappeared under the onslaught of the last 3 years. A great crime was committed while what’s left of morality fought bravely but could make… Continue Reading →

Victoria’s Freedom Party: Australians Fight For Liberty

Australia experienced one of the most extreme and counterproductive Covid responses of anywhere around the globe, and as a direct result of the totalitarian lunacy which overtook the country, its politics have changed profoundly. The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews… Continue Reading →

Evil Conjectures: The Australian Doctor Accused of Murdering His Mother.

Book Launch. Dr Stephen Edwards. 6pm Wednesday, 9 November, 2022. Kings Cross Community Centre, 50-58 Macleay Street, Potts Point.  No one, least of all Stephen Edwards himself, who has terminal cancer, expected to see him alive in November of 2022… Continue Reading →

Craig Kelly: The Most Reviled Politician in Australia. Pilloried, Ridiculed, Marginalised, Vindicated.

Widely condemned as a conspiracy theorist, no one has been more marginalised by his own side of politics, nor ridiculed in the public square, than United Australia Party’s Craig Kelly. Originally joining the nation’s ramshackle conservatives, the Liberal Party in… Continue Reading →

Judith Wright: One of Australia’s Greatest Writers

Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, The University of Western Australia Judith Wright is a giant of Australian letters. Though most famous as a poet, she was also a very fine writer in prose, and it is this dimension of her writing that is… Continue Reading →

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