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Ramesh Thakur and The Spectator

In the COVID insanity which has gripped the Australian political class and destroyed so much of the country, one of the nation’s most distinguished academics, Professor Ramesh Thakur of the Australian National University, has stood out for his bold, erudite… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Lockdown and Vaccine Narrative Has Fallen Apart

By Professor Ramesh Thakur of the Australian National University. Australia’s former Prime Minister (PM) Scott Morrison has created a political firestorm for having himself sworn in with five additional ministerial portfolios, mostly without the knowledge of the cabinet collectively or the… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Very Ugly Face of Australia’s Covid Madness

John Stapleton. Extract from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. In recent days Scott Morrison, as he has done since Covid lurched onto the Australian scene, has been spinning the pandemic story hard in an attempt to rescue his political career. In early… 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 →

“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 →

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 →

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 →

Australia: Champion Covidiot. The Recent Work of Professor Gigi Foster.

With the Brownstone Institute. Gigi Foster, senior scholar of Brownstone Institute, is a Professor with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, having joined UNSW in 2009 after six years at the University of South Australia…. Continue Reading →

A World Health Organisation Pandemic Preparedness Treaty: After the last Debacle!!!!!

With Professor Ramesh Thakur. Former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Ramesh Thakur has warned in The Spectator Australia of the coming massive expansion of the international pandemic bureaucracy and the powers of the WHO to press countries towards authoritarian public health measures. Professor Thakur… Continue Reading →

Success? Or a Criminally Irresponsible Failure by Australian authorities?

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Spectator Australia. I recently received a communication from my GP’s surgery: ‘Influenza is spiking early. Our GPs report that those with 2022 flu have a rapid onset of illness with high fevers, dry cough, body aches,… Continue Reading →

What On Earth?

Extract from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Australia’s social progressives are exultant over the success of a record number of women and climate change activists in the May election which saw the conservatives thrashed. These are the same social progressives who raised… Continue Reading →

Is this what ‘success’ looks like? What the Australian Government Doesn’t want the Public to Know

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Spectator Australia. As someone who has been looking at Covid-related data since the outbreak of the pandemic and a resident of the ACT until the end of last year, my curiosity got the better of… Continue Reading →

Indian Supreme Court Rules Vaccine Mandates Unlawful as Courts Around the World Push Back Against Pandemic State Overreach

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Australian National University. It’s been over two years since waves of ever tightening restrictions, including wholesale house arrests, began to be placed on healthy citizens who had committed no crime. One by one, the world’s democracies… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: Human Resources, Big Companies and the Outsourcing of the Covid State

By Paul Collits. Featuring the Paintings of Sir Arthur Streeton. The recent, unnerving revelations about unvaccinated Environment Protection Authoritystaff being forced out of their jobs were jolting for New South Welshmen; huddled inside as so many of them are, with… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Unmitigated Covid Fiasco

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Daily Sceptic. What does the Australian experience teach us about the efficacy of Covid vaccines? Why, for instance, have infections and ICU admissions been hugely higher after vaccination campaigns really got under way? Australia hit… Continue Reading →

A Year of Living With Discredited Mathematical Models: Best of the Archives.

By Professor Ramesh Thakur and David Redman After a year’s experience of COVID-19 worldwide, the continuing hold of discredited mathematical models regarding lockdowns remain. As well, it is increasingly evident that medical specialists put in charge of public policy ignored… Continue Reading →

Panic Merchants, Be Gone… Covid is just Another Virus

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Weekend Australian. From the very start of the pandemic, a small but critical minority of us has argued that irrespective of the paths taken to get there, the end state will be living with Covid-19… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. What Happens When the Public Realise It Was All For Nothing???

As the Covid story collapses worldwide, and jurisdiction after jurisdiction abandons all Covid restrictions and mandates, leading newspapers around the world, many of whom played a key part in panicking entire populations, have begun an intense period of naval gazing…. Continue Reading →

Israel Confounds the Promise of Vaccines as the way out of Covid

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Spectator Australia. Israel was meant to have been the showpiece of vaccination success in escaping from the threat of coronavirus. Instead, it has turned into an embarrassing example of the limitations and ineffectualness of Covid… Continue Reading →

The Zoran Strain: The Best of 2021.

Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project Australian politicians and our media are, relentlessly and without shame, creating Covid hate figures out of innocent people whose crime is simply getting on with their lives.  They are doing this to deflect and to… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Three. The Biggest Mistake In History. The Best of 2021.

If the geniuses of Australian government weren’t satisfied with all the cautionary voices emerging from some of the world’s most venerable tertiary institutions, they only had to go as far as the Australian National University, to Professor Ramesh Thakur, whose… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: Spectator Australia

When a Nuremberg style trial or a Royal Commission is finally instituted to bring the perpetrators to account and find out what happened to the freedom loving Australia of old, how it was so easily destroyed, how and why an… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus has Become Endemic, Making Australia’s Policy Settings Obsolete. The Best of 2021.

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Spectator. A major study from the National Bureau of Economic Research in June, based on all-causes mortality data from 44 countries and all US states, concluded that earlier and longer lockdowns do not reduce deaths and if anything, lockdowns… Continue Reading →

The Left and Right Should Unite to Fight Lockdowns. The Best of 2021.

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 →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Journalist John Stapleton on the Government’s COVID Response. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Tensions are high in the Sydney region as the population looks towards its tenth week in lockdown, without any clear understanding of when it will be coming out of the home confinement it’s… Continue Reading →

Questioning Covid: We Need Answers

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Spectator Australia. Featuring the Art Work of David Downes from his COVID 19 Series of Paintings. In lighting the way out of the nightmare of serial lockdowns, new New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has said… Continue Reading →

Are You Sure About That Vaccine?

By ANU Professor Ramesh Thakur with Spectator Australia Figures don’t lie, my critics insist. Very well, let’s look at some figures. I make three arguments here. First, vaccines are not necessary to tame even the highly infections Delta variant of the… Continue Reading →

The Intellectual Clout Behind The Anti-Lockdown Movement

With Professor Ramesh Thakur In the lockdown insanity which has gripped the Australian political class one of the country’s most distinguished academics, Professor Ramesh Thakur of the Australian National University, has stood out for his bold, erudite and highly intelligent… Continue Reading →

Australia Stands Condemned

From Spectator Australia. Amid the devolved state of Australian mainstream media, which has played a diabolical role in inducing a population wide anxiety psychosis during the Covid era, one publication has stood out from the rabble of self-serving government propagandists,… Continue Reading →

When Coronavirus Facts Contradict the Narrative, Change the Facts

By Professor Ramesh Thakur Norwegian health authorities believe coronavirus has become just ‘one of several respiratory diseases with seasonal variation’. Accordingly, all remaining restrictions were lifted on Saturday 25 September, making Norway the latest country to end pandemic curbs. At… Continue Reading →

The War On Corona is as Misguided as the Iraq War

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Australian National University. Illustrated with paintings by Franz Marc. As Western forces beat a hasty retreat from Afghanistan, all exit and no strategy, it’s worth highlighting uncomfortable parallels between the coronavirus policies using military metaphors and… Continue Reading →

The Tragedy of Australia

By Paul Collits: UK Conservative Woman THE British historian Guy de la Bédoyère claims that ‘Australia is falling apart’. Off Guardian suggests that we are ‘going full fascist’. Daily reports in France, Russia and everywhere in between and beyond, hover between pity, amusement and disbelief. How… Continue Reading →

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