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The United States, the Pacific Bully

By Brian Toohey: Pearls and Irritations. The US dominates the Pacific Islands to an extent China can never hope to achieve. With Australia’s support, the US is now engaged in an arms build-up in its Pacific territories and de-facto colonies… 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 →

Sky-high mortgages, 7.1% inflation, and a 20% chance of recession. How the Conversation Australia’s panel Forecast the Future

Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Homeowners will face mortgage rates near 5.5% in a little over a year, according to a survey of 22 leading Australian economists. The Conversation’s 2022-23 forecasting survey predicts an increase… Continue Reading →

Jobs, Housing and Lifestyle the keys to Australia’s Future

By Laurie Patton. ​​​​Come September a group of industry leaders, politicians, academics and consultants will gather in​ ​Canberra to grapple with some of the most challenging social, economic and political issues facing​ ​Australia. Provocatively titled “Regionalisation – Rebalancing the nation”… Continue Reading →

The literary life of Frank Moorhouse, a giant of Australian letters

Julieanne Lamond, Australian National University. Frank Moorhouse, who died in Sydney last Sunday, made a significant and multi-faceted contribution to Australia’s literary life. He was born in 1938 in Nowra, which he described as “a small Australian country town (two… Continue Reading →

The Future History of Publishing

Since the beginning of literature technologies have shaped the written word. And thereby publishing technologies have shaped history, culture, politics and war. The adage history is written by the victors has transposed in this truly astonishing era into something else…. Continue Reading →

With its Dismal History in Iraq, Australia Cannot take the High Moral Ground on Ukraine

The Great City: Extract from Dark Dark Policing by John Stapleton. From Malcolm Turnbull’s first day as Prime Minister in 2015, the bombings on Iraq increased. That is, he was responsible  for killing more Muslims than any other Prime Minister… Continue Reading →

Stranger than Kindness: Nick Cave’s Office

Create Sacred Space: The Red Hand Files. Boundless talent and a solid work ethic has turned Nick Cave into one of the world’s most admired artists. And whether you’re a musician or an accountant, you need an office. But not… Continue Reading →

Did Our Pandemic Policies Kill More People Than They Saved?

Interview with Gigi Foster: Author of The Great Covid Panic How many people would you be willing to kill in order to save one from COVID? That is essentially the trade-off. That’s the kind of question we should have been… Continue Reading →

Six Minutes From Catastrophe

Susan Pavan: i3 Publications. Six Minutes After Landing A Captain Pilot Suffers A Cardiac Arrest… Pilots & Experts World-Wide Voice Concerns Of A “Catastrophic” Aviation Accident. The Reason? Silenced. In a slight clearing of murky waters, the world is slowly… Continue Reading →

Dark Seas. Extract: Hideout in the Apocalypse.

By John Stapleton. Photography David Sandford. The spooks were easy to spot. Most Australians couldn’t afford a new iPhone, and certainly not in that part of town. Old Alex felt decidedly unsafe, packed up the apartment, both glad to be… Continue Reading →

Evil Conjectures: The Australian Doctor Accused of Murdering His Mother

If you Google ‘Dr Stephen Edwards’ you will find news stories of him allegedly murdering his elderly mother, being sent to jail for three months and then on bail for four years until the case was dropped. Edwards, a former… Continue Reading →

Horse by Australian born Pulitzer Prize winning Geraldine Brooks: A richly detailed examination of the violence of America’s past

Anne Pender, University of Adelaide. In a letter accompanying the advance copy of her latest novel, Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks reveals the inspiration for Horse. The author was propelled into the research for this masterly work by a chance… Continue Reading →

Major retailers using Facial Recognition Technology in stores

Three more major companies are being referred to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner over their use of facial recognition technology in stores. Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group has raised serious concerns about major retailers using facial recognition technology to… Continue Reading →

Australia: Batten Down the Hatches as Recession Looms

Michael West: Michael West Media. Recession is likely. Share markets, bonds, property, crypto; it’s all falling, just as the cost of living is soaring and central banks around the world are hoisting rates to crush demand and curtail rising prices. Michael… Continue Reading →

NT Government Continues Youth Detention Torture Regime at Don Dale

Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog: Paul Gregoire. Six years after Four Corners exposed the atrocities being perpetrated upon children at Darwin’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre – and the subsequent push for reforms in its wake – the Northern Territory government has successfully… Continue Reading →

‘The Red Witch’: how communist writer, intellectual and activist Katharine Susannah Prichard helped shape Australia

David Carter, The University of Queensland Nathan Hobby’s The Red Witch: A Biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard takes on the challenging task of sorting out the complicated details of Prichard’s life as a child, sibling, governess, teacher, friend, lover, wife,… Continue Reading →

We’re told AI neural networks ‘learn’ the way humans do. A neuroscientist explains why that’s not the case

James Fodor, The University of Melbourne Recently developed artificial intelligence (AI) models are capable of many impressive feats, including recognising images and producing human-like language. But just because AI can perform human-like behaviours doesn’t mean it can think or understand… Continue Reading →

Naomi Wolf: War Against the Human

Naomi Wolf has been one of the world’s most famous feminists ever since publishing The Beauty Myth back in 1990. Her latest book, The Bodies of Others, a stunning, insightful, piercing deconstruction of the Covid narrative, has jumped straight onto… Continue Reading →

Vaccine Mandate Madness: Chaos as Thousands Refuse the Jab

By Ethan Nash: TOTT NEWS. Despite state governments beginning to abolish harsh vaccine mandates, major employers have stated policies will not change and “high-risk” workplaces are pushed for a fourth dose. Some of Australia’s biggest employers will continue to require… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Trounced Coalition ‘corrupted’ its Mandate to Govern in the National Interest

By Augustine Zycher: Independent Australia. By governing for the few and treating Australia to the misuse of public funds, rorts and a lack of transparency, the Coalition ensured our worst-ever score on the international corruption index, writes Augustine Zycher. THIS IS… Continue Reading →

Millions of Australian School Students tracked during Lockdown Remote Learning

TOTT NEWS An investigation has revealed over 4 million Australian children were exposed to surveillance and tracking from third-party apps during lockdown remote learning periods. The school students were put at risk of unprecedented tracking and surveillance during remote learning… 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 →

Meet the World’s Largest Plant: a single seagrass clone stretching 180 km in Western Australia’s Shark Bay

Elizabeth Sinclair, Gary Kendrick and Jane Edgeloe, The University of Western Australia; Martin Breed, Flinders University. Next time you go diving or snorkelling, have a close look at those wondrously long, bright green ribbons, waving with the ebb and flow… Continue Reading →

Pandemic of the Vaccinated

By Paul Collits. Images from The New England High Country. There is nothing more likely to get under the skin of the pro-vaxxer establishment than pointing out that the magic mushroom vaccines designed by politicians to give them a get-out-of-jail-free… Continue Reading →

The World’s First Fake News: The Cello and the Nightingales

Maria Popova: 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… Continue Reading →

A Very Good Covid

By Paul Collits. Photography Courtesy of Old and Abandoned Australia. The Brownstone Institute is the leading academic centre countering the Big Government, Big Tech, Big Pharma Covid narrative. Its head Jeffrey Tucker recently wrote that looking back to the “before… Continue Reading →

Queensland’s Police Commissioner Under Fire Over Vaccine Mandates

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carrol has come under fire in the Supreme Court over her directive last year compelling officers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to keep their jobs A number of Queensland… Continue Reading →

A New Book argues Julian Assange is being tortured. Will Australia’s new Prime Minister do anything about it?

Matthew Ricketson, Deakin University. It is easy to forget why Julian Assange has been on trial in England for, well, seemingly forever. Didn’t he allegedly sexually assault two women in Sweden? Isn’t that why he holed up for years in… Continue Reading →

The Australian Government’s Ceaseless Demonisation of Men

By Sue Price: Men’s Rights Agency. The more things change the more they stay the same. There’s an old saying: in times of crisis clichés come true. This country seems to have forgotten two time worn adages: There are two… Continue Reading →

A Helpless People, Weary and Traumatised

Thomas Harrington: Brownstone Institute. When most people hear the terms “shock and awe” and “full spectrum dominance” they probably think—if they think about them at all—of the early moments of the premeditated US destruction of Iraq and the ever-smug grin… Continue Reading →

The Great March: Convoy to Canberra

The Day Australia Changed Forever. This is an extract from the upcoming book Convoy to Canberra: The Day Australia Changed Forever. This is Part One of Chapter Eight, The Great March. The book is now in production. The series so… Continue Reading →

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