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Losing Our Religion. The Best of 2021.

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 →

Australians Need To Decide If This Is The Kind Of Country We Want To Live In From Now On. The Best of 2021.

By Caitlin Johnstone. A lot has changed for Victorians since the lockdowns started. Our lifestyles. Our waist sizes. The kinds of things we see as normal. And a lot has changed in Victoria itself since we’ve been in lockdown as… Continue Reading →

Blackout Aftermath: Melbourne Campaigners Infiltrated, Hunted and Censored. The Best of 2021.

TOTT News Melbourne emerged from an unprecedented blackout across the city to find the movement had been seriously damaged by counter-intelligence operations. We take a look inside Day 5 and Day 6 of Melbourne’s attempted freedom protests – events that… Continue Reading →

Sleaze And Self-interest Everywhere: Australia 2021

Pearls and Irritations Who among us, eighteen months ago, could have believed the mess this country is now in? Few can doubt Australia is at a turning point in its history. The debacle is writ large. The current Cabinet reshuffle will please… Continue Reading →

A “Totalitarian Regime With a Sunny Climate”: David McBride on Australia’s Whistle Blower Persecution. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog “I am appalled by what our country has become,” said former Australian Defence Force lawyer David McBride. “I grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. I believed all that. And… Continue Reading →

The Dirty Country: Crikey’s Blockbuster Series on Corruption in Australia. The Best of 2021.

Leading independent Australian news site Crikey has just concluded a major series on corruption in Australia. The series comes at a time when every journalist in the country is baying for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s blood, and the country is… Continue Reading →

Earth To Josh: Australian Treasurer Frydenberg’s ‘World-leading Economy’ Claim Is False. The Best of 2021.

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. On key economic variables Australia lags behind 20 comparable advanced economies yet Treasurer Josh Frydenberg repeatedly asserts that Australia outperformed all major advanced economies in 2020. It’s well past time the mainstream media called… Continue Reading →

Rorts Scandals In Politics Are Rife. So What Are The Rules? The Best of 2021.

By Professor Anne Twomey, University of Sydney. The sports rorts scandal has flared up again in the public consciousness with a scathing report by a Senate committee. It points to the many failures in governance and the political interference in… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. The Best of 2021.

One of Australia’s most experienced journalists, the widely respected Steve Waterson, has penned a series of excoriating articles on Australia’s mismanagement of the Covid scare. The articles, with prominent headlines such as “Paying for an epidemic of stupidity”, have appeared… Continue Reading →

Australians To Scan Faces For Government Services. The Best of 2021.

By TOTT News Australians will soon use facial recognition technology to file bankruptcy applications, enrol to vote, apply/receive welfare payments and even register votes, in a new overhaul. A new $800 million digital technology package dubbed the ‘Digital Business Plan’ has been… Continue Reading →

Doctors Face Deregistration for Expressing Concerns About COVID Vaccines. The Best of 2021.

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Healthcare professionals have been warned they could be stripped of their ability to practise if they disseminate information about Covid-19 vaccines which regulators consider to be false or misleading. The Medical Board of… Continue Reading →

The Big Grift: How the Top End of Town Rorted Jobkeeper. The Best of 2021.

By Luke Stacey with Michael West Media. The most rampant era of welfare rorting in Australia’s history draws to a close at the end of the month when the JobKeeper scheme ends. Luke Stacey and Michael West investigate some of the big grifters and… Continue Reading →

The Hanging of Christian Porter. The Best of 2021.

The devolved state of journalism at the $1.2 billion Australian Broadcasting Corporation is now on full display. The current witch hunt of the nation’s Attorney General over entirely unsubstantiated claims of an alleged rape 33 years ago, when he was… Continue Reading →

The Palace of Lies Abolished: The Best of 2021.

A dark stain on the nation’s legal, social and political history is finally being removed.  Known colloquially as the Palace of Lies, the Family Court of Australia was established in the mid-1970s, at the height of the “all men are… Continue Reading →

Victoria Extends ‘State of Emergency’ for Nine Months

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The Best of 2021. Originally published 11 March. The Victorian Government has extended the jurisdiction’s state of emergency until December 2021, despite falling Covid-19 numbers across the state. Under existing laws, this is… 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 →

And So Much More. The Best of 2021.

Unfolding Catastrophe: Part III. Early in the “pandemic”, or “plandemic” as sceptics were already calling it, both mainstream and independent commentators queued to attack Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose mishandling of Covid-19 was likely to be derided by historians… Continue Reading →

No Plan PM: How the Australian Government’s Lack of an Aged Care Plan Cost Lives. The Best of 2021.

By Dr Sarah Russell: Michael West Media. Australia’s aged care sector is a national disgrace. A 21 billion dollar taxpayer funded industry is so user unfriendly, so byzantine in its bureaucracy, that few elderly citizens could ever negotiate it. The… Continue Reading →

Why Are Australian Governments Constructing the Surveillance State? The Best of 2021.

By Paul Gregoire with Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Originally Published 4 January, 2021. Peter Dutton saw his ASIO Bill passed on the last parliamentary sitting day for 2020. The home affairs minister most likely had a rare smile upon his face whilst… Continue Reading →

It’s Just Not Cricket. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Originally Published 8 January, 2021. The Sydney cricket test has begun.  Virtually without a crowd.  Those there are all wearing masks, because they are compulsory in Sydney.  Covid summer madness has hit the Premier… Continue Reading →

Australia’s National Marches — Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Sydney!

TOTT News ‘Unite For Our Rights!’: Pro-choice Australians march and celebrate across capital cities Huge pro-choice crowds have turned out for end-of-year demonstrations and well-deserved celebrations across the country. It has been a long year for freedom campaigners, as the… Continue Reading →

In A Year of Utter Madness One Thing Is Certain: New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard Has To Go

With TOTT News and A Sense of Place Magazine. Millions of citizens of Australia’s most populous state have had their lives and businesses destroyed or profoundly disrupted throughout the madness, the sheer unadulterated insanity, of 2021. Front and centre of… Continue Reading →

How the Reserve Bank rescued Australia from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Investigation by Michael West and @13foot7: From Australia’s Leading Investigation News Site Michael West Media. Extraordinary details have emerged of how the Reserve Bank intervened to stop Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crashing the economy as the pandemic took grip, how, contrary to their fable… Continue Reading →

The Truth Variant Is Here: Reclaim the Line.

TOTT News. The third instalment of #ReclaimTheLine worker strikes has been held across Australia, with the music industry highlighted amidst a day of action against mandates. As thousands of Australia’s essential workers, including teachers, nurses and police, are sacked for… Continue Reading →

Farewell to 2021 in Australia’s Federal Politics: The Year of Disappointment

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University Some will recall it as 2021. For more, it will be Year 2 of COVID. Either way, it will have been a time of disappointment for many. And the nation’s politicians need to bear a… Continue Reading →

This Must Surely Be The Most Corrupt Government in Australian History: The Best of 2021.

By Elizabeth Minter with Michael West Media. Originally published 14 February, 2021. AdRorts, on the back of the Covid, is the latest corrupt practice in a prodigious body of Australian government dirty work. Is the Covid-19 vaccine the Liberal Party’s… Continue Reading →

The Great Covid Panic: A Book Review. A Meditation on this Imperilled Time. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Illustrations by Eugene Delacroix. Many have lamented the apparent absence of interest from academic economists in the fate of our economies in the age of Covid totalitarianism.  A particular gap has been identified in… Continue Reading →

Australian Courts Clogged with Challenges to Thousands of COVID-19 Fines

Sophie Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. In New South Wales alone more than 7,000 people have sought reviews of Covid fines over the past several months, and most have failed, with only one in ten of the reviews lodged with Revenue… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: Victorian Premier “Dictator Dan” Makes New Pandemic Declaration.

Ethan Nash, TOTT News. Victoria’s perpetual ‘war’ against the ‘invisible enemy’ will continue into 2022, with the Andrews government formally ‘declaring’ a pandemic for the first time under new powers. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has made his first pandemic declaration since… Continue Reading →

An Interview with Gigi Foster, Warrior Against Lockdowns. The Best of 2021.

From the Brownstone Institute. Featured Artwork Martin Lewis. Gigi Foster, economic professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, is co-author of The Great Covid Panic (Brownstone Institute, 2021) and a fierce opponent of lockdowns and mandates that have caused… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: Bound in South Australia

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Featured Artist Alexander Schramm. The once fine colony of South Australia was first established through a British Act of Parliament in 1834. It was once able to market itself as the free state; as… Continue Reading →

Member of European Parliament calls out Australia’s plunge into Totalitarianism

Christine Anderson. Alternative for Germany. “I will do whatever I can to make it known to the world that your once free and liberal democracy has been transformed into a totalitarian regime which tramples on human rights, civil liberties and… Continue Reading →

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