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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Stellar first week for Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese but tough months ahead

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Anthony Albanese had expected the election might be a week earlier than it was, because last Saturday would bump up against Tuesday’s Quad meeting in Tokyo. But Scott Morrison wanted maximum time to try to… Continue Reading →

Did Australia just make a move to the left?

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University. Political commentators often use the idea of a political spectrum from left to right as shorthand for understanding political ideologies, parties and programs. Derived from the arrangement of the National Assembly in the French Revolution,… Continue Reading →

It’s time. Time for Labor and the Greens to say yes to love

Mark Sawyer: Michael West Media. Labor has won a working parliamentary majority in a sullen, angry country. Perhaps more by pure luck than design, Australia has avoided a hung parliament. That’s the good news. But for this Labor government to… Continue Reading →

Assault from the Left: Election result a victory for the Popular Left, despite what you may hear

Martin Hirst: Independent Australia. In spite of mainstream media discourse, Dr Martin Hirst argues that the election result was a resounding victory for the popular Left. IF YOU’VE BEEN watching TV news or reading the mainstream press, you might think that Anthony Albanese actually lost… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison defeated – Labor to govern in Minority or Majority

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Morrison government has been resoundingly defeated, with Labor headed for office, although whether in a minority or majority was unclear late Saturday night. Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st prime minister. Labor had 73 seats… Continue Reading →

The corrupt Coalition gone, PM Anthony Albanese confronts the immense Challenge of Repairing Australia

Michael West: Michael West Media. This is a great result. The tired and corrupt Coalition government has been turfed out despite the billions in public money wasted in bribing Australians for their votes, despite the relentless propaganda of the government’s… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg “superior economic managers”? Not according to the International Monetary Fund

Alan Austin: Michael West Media. It may be the only campaign tactic they have left, and it’s a lie, but the media laps it up and Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg are flogging it hard. That’s the claim that the… Continue Reading →

The Destruction of the Pilliga: Australia’s Most Fabled Forest

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Much of Sydney’s housing of the 1950s was built from the region’s prized cypress pine; before the timber industry was progressively, and controversially, closed down through environmental activism and safety regulations impacting the… Continue Reading →

Julian to the Slaughter, as UK Moves Towards US Model of Killing Press Freedoms

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Westminster Magistrates Court approved the extradition of journalist Julian Assange to the US on 20 April. The proceedings were a mere formality, as the High Court had overturned its original decision not to… Continue Reading →

Anzac Day Fight Down Under

Susan Pavan: i3 Publications. Tyranny is on our front door step, according to groups fighting for freedoms lost in Australia.  It was 4.55am, dark, almost dawn, pearly droplets nestled one-by-one on a banksia leaf. The air was crisp, the street… Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions Angus Taylor Stack Clean Energy Agencies with Fossil Fuel Mates

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. The Morrison government has slashed renewables funding and stacked Australia’s renewable energy agencies with fossil fuel executives, leaving the likes of ARENA, CEFC and Snowy Hydro controlled by potentially regressive political appointees for years. … Continue Reading →

The Prime Minister Who Destroyed Australia

The Day Australia Changed Forever. This is an extract from the upcoming book Convoy to Canberra: The Day Australia Changed Forever. This is Chapter Four. The book will be available in the coming weeks. The series so far can be… Continue Reading →

ANZAC Day: The Hypocrisy of Australia’s Involvement in Foreign Wars Remains Untouched

Extract from Terror in Australia: Workers’ Paradise Lost. To begin at one kind of beginning. As one of the country’s longest suffering general news reporters, having spent almost a quarter of a century as a staff member on some of… Continue Reading →

From All The Lands We Come

The Day Australia Changed Forever This is an extract from the upcoming book Convoy to Canberra: The Day Australia Changed Forever. This is Chapter Two. The book will be available in the coming weeks. The series so far can be… Continue Reading →

The ANZAC Day Plot

Extract from Terror in Australia: Workers’ Paradise Lost. Australian governments had always appealed to nationalism in their aggressive drives to recruit young men to war. World War One posters included: “Under Which Flag Will You Live? Enlist Now”; “The Trumpet… Continue Reading →

Canberra’s man in Washington during ‘Trumpageddon’

By Graeme Dobell: Australian Strategic Policy Institute. When an Australian jumps out of a taxi and prepares to make a dash across New York’s 5th Avenue, the habit of a lifetime is to look the wrong way for the traffic…. Continue Reading →

A Time For All Time

The Day Australia Changed Forever. John Stapleton. This is an extract from the upcoming book Convoy to Canberra: The Day Australia Changed Forever. This is Chapter One. The book will be available in the coming weeks. The series so far… Continue Reading →

Deconstructing ScoMo: The Book Review

By Paul Collits. THE main problem with reviewing a book about Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is that you have to read a book about Scott Morrison. But read it, one must.  Why should one read it?  Well, I can… Continue Reading →

The Prime Minister Who Destroyed Australia Wants Your Vote

For a disengaged and bitterly disillusioned electorate struggling to regain a sense of normality after two years of authoritarian derangement the sight of the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, two aging political con artists masquerading in… Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Barbaric Assault on Tasmania’s Stunningly Beautiful Ancient Forests

By Christine Milne: Michael West Media. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has “let her rip” on the pristine native forests of Tasmania in the early days of the 2022 election campaign. It was his “This is coal” moment for another dying… Continue Reading →

The Nullabor Leper: The Deplorables Epic Road Trip

By Michael Gray Griffith: Café Locked Out. The people mover was new and the afternoon sun was deepening its maroon paint as the mother of these five children filled its boot with bags of shopping. Around the RV her young… Continue Reading →

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