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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

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 →

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 →

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 →

Sick Baby Trapped by Cruel Border Bureaucracy

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The Queensland Government hit a new low this week, refusing to let a family with a sick child drive home from Sydney to quarantine at their isolated rural property, 250 kilometres west of… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Three. The Greatest Mistake In History.

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 →

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 →

Australia Becomes the Laughing Stock of the World

Australia’s political and social derangement grows worse with every passing day. With hundreds of thousands of businesses having been destroyed, with millions of people still in lockdown under the harshest and most truly insane Covid response on the globe, overseas… Continue Reading →

The Fallacy Of Covid Vaccines And Transmission

The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just declared she would not want to be in the same room as an unvaccinated person, thereby declaring she would not want to be caught in the vicinity of millions of her fellow citizens,… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. The American Podcast: The Land Down Under.

By Nick Asia. MGTOW Chats. Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia aims to dismember the political, administrative and social derangement which has overtaken Australia since the early days of 2020.   Australia’s democracy has proved virus thin. There has never been a more politicised… Continue Reading →

‘Hope’ versus ‘Threat’: How The Age Got Entangled in Competing Pandemic Storylines

By Denis Muller, The University of Melbourne. Two distinct narratives have emerged in the public debate about COVID-19, a narrative of hope and a narrative of threat. In the polarised atmosphere of our times, each has become politically branded. This… Continue Reading →

Is The NSW Government Becoming a Hobessian ‘Leviathan’?

By Mark Powell Gladys Berejiklian, the Premier of New South Wales, announced at her most recent press conference that the government is working on a “proof of vaccination app”. This will in effect take the place of the current QR… Continue Reading →

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