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Melbourne Freedom Protest: What the Mainstream Media Didn’t Show You

By Ethan Nash with TOTTNews TOTT News provides readers with an on-the-ground timeline of events from Saturday’s violent freedom protest in Melbourne – including what the mainstream media, hostage to government agendas and having abandoned their traditional roles of holding… Continue Reading →

Pregnant Male Seahorses Support up to 1,000 Growing Babies by Forming a Placenta

Jessica Suzanne Dudley, Macquarie University and Camilla Whittington, University of Sydney. Supplying oxygen to their growing offspring and removing carbon dioxide is a major challenge for every pregnant animal. Humans deal with this problem by developing a placenta, but in… Continue Reading →

Losing Our Religion

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Photography by David Stephenson. Will Covid kill the Church?  It is a question that demands our attention. Recently, following the incumbent Pope’s latest attack upon traditionally minded Catholics – in his motu proprio, ironically… Continue Reading →

Days of Protest: Australia’s Authoritarian Derangement

Australia has never seen anything like it. Here is a collection of some of the weekend’s coverage. EURONEWS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

‘You Bloody Fool!’: Australia’s Talking Birds

By Anastasia Dalziell, University of Wollongong and Justin A. Welbergen, Western Sydney University Recently, two native Australian birds have stolen the limelight with their impressive vocal imitations. A superb lyrebird called Echo at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has produced a painfully… Continue Reading →

The Australian Government Led By Scott Morrison Sets Records in Economic Mismanagement

Part One: Alan Austin. Independent Australia. As the Coalition approaches the eighth anniversary of its election, Alan Austin surveys some of this regime’s most destructive records. THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT passed its third anniversary last week. The Coalition will soon celebrate eight years… Continue Reading →

Protests Planned Australia Wide

Last September we saw some of the most violent demonstrations and mass arrests ever seen in Australia. A year on, the protests have got larger, the heavy handed police response has made us the laughing stock of the world, and… Continue Reading →

The 50 Beautiful Australian Plants at Greatest Risk of Extinction

Jennifer Silcock, Roderick John Fensham and Teghan Collingwood from the University of Queensland, with Jaana Dielenberg, Charles Darwin University. As far as odds go, things don’t look promising for the slender-nerved acacia (Acacia leptoneura), a spiky plant with classic yellow-ball… Continue Reading →

The Zoran Strain

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 →

Australia Abolishes Right to Protest: Citizen Journalist Monica Smit Jailed

Extracts from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia The democratic right to protest has been abolished in Australia, with brutal scenes of suppression and violent clashes between police and demonstrators now part of daily life. Further wild scenes are expected this weekend, with… Continue Reading →

Can the Taliban detox from Afghanistan’s opium economy?

By John Coyne with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute As the world continues to watch heartbreaking scenes from Kabul, many are bracing for the far-reaching ramifications of its fall. The impact of the Taliban takeover on the global heroin trade… Continue Reading →

The UK is fighting back against COVID dystopia

TOTTNews Australian authorities are walking into a wall of pain as they prepare to introduced vaccine passports, dividing the country into the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, with only those who have had the jab being allowed to resume anything like… Continue Reading →

The Last Surviving Small Business in New South Wales: Village Fix

Shellharbour is a small coastal town two hours south of Sydney. Only a few short years ago a lost in time surfing village, it is now surging ahead as young families flee the nightmare that Sydney has become. Village Fix… Continue Reading →

Secrecy and Power in Australia’s National Security State

By Keiran Hardy, Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Nicola McGarrity. Australia has long been regarded as a leading liberal democracy, but our global reputationis declining. Extensive lawmaking in response to terrorism, combined with an entrenchedculture of government secrecy, has put our democracy… Continue Reading →

Is Salman Rushdie’s decision to publish on Substack the Death of the novel?

Julian Novitz, Swinburne University of Technology. Email newsletters might be associated with the ghost towns of old personal email addresses for many: relentlessly accumulating unopened updates from organisations, stores and services signed up to and forgotten in the distant past…. 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 Political Flouting of Pandemic Restrictions Is Anti-Democratic

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. In case you haven’t noticed, there are fast growing divisions within the community between those in favour of the use of pandemic border closures and lockdowns and those who oppose their imposition. Yet,… Continue Reading →

Political Dynamite: JobKeeper for billionaires a campaign wrecker for Morrison, Frydenberg

By Michael West, founder of Michael West Media. Big business doesn’t vote, small business does. That’s the dilemma for Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg as they try to keep JobKeeper secret heading into the election. Michael West reports.  There is rising discontent… Continue Reading →

The Authoritarian Takeover of Australia

By Fred Pawle: Spiked. Artwork by Bob Marchant. This once happy and freedom-loving nation is being crushed by its pro-lockdown elites. People who once thought they’d won the lottery of life by being born in Australia now wake in fright every day… Continue Reading →

NSW Police Commissioner Admits Increased Enforcement is not Based on Health Orders

By Ethan Nash: TOTTNews. The head of NSW Police has admitted escalated enforcement operations are not directed by any public health order, but rather their own agenda to achieve greater compliance. Mick Fuller recently told NSW Parliament that the force… Continue Reading →

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