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The Australian Economy: Whither To From Here?

By Alan Austin: Independent Australia. The latest official data on Australia’s economy reveals serious structural problems making all workers poorer, as Alan Austin reports. A RECENT EMAIL from the office of Dr Jim Chalmers mysteriously lost the first letter of his title, thus describing… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Former Prime Minister: Dictator Morrison and the ‘You Made Me Do It’ Defence

Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. So, Scotty the Dictator secretly took over all the portfolios of the key ministers around him. While this is undoubtedly a disgraceful “trashing of democracy”, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described it, it is hardly out of character… 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 →

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 →

‘Bulldozer’ Morrison: Can he fix it? No, he can’t!

David Donovan: Independent Australia. Is Scott Morrison so delusional, so out of touch with reality, so lacking in insight, that he actually believes some of the nonsense he says? Because nothing he says – or so close to nothing as… Continue Reading →

INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIA AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Laura Tangle talks Floods and Photo Ops with PM Scott Morrespin

By Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. ScoMo joins Laura Tangle on ABC $7.10 and reveals all disaster management and what it really means to be “real”. Really. TANGLE: Reports also indicate that your $1,000 one-off payments plus the additional $1,000 payments are only… Continue Reading →

Repeatedly Going To War: The Cost Of Our U.S. Alliance. The Best of 2021.

By Stephen Darley: Independent Australia. Our alliance with the U.S. helps keep its war machine rolling, but the cost to Australia must be more carefully considered, writes Stephen Darley. ON 16 FEBRUARY 2003, I was walking along North Terrace, Adelaide. Nothing unusual in that, as I… Continue Reading →

The Crime of Not Knowing Your Crime – Ric Throssell Against ASIO

Jim Kimble: Independent Australia Book Club. Jim Kable reviews a book by Karen Throssell about the injustice suffered by her father in his life-long struggle to clear his name after being wrongly accused by Vladimir Petrov of being a Russian spy in the 1950s. FOUR… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: What the Bloody Hell Are You Doing?

By Paul Begley: Independent Australia. Time and time again, Scott Morrison has demonstrated that he is ill-equipped to serve in a position of power, In recent days a number of Australian media outlets drew on Annika Smethurst’s insightful new Scott Morrison biography, The… Continue Reading →

Morrison Government Sets More ‘Worst Ever’ Economic Records

By Alan Austin: Independent Australia. Virtually every new data release confirms Australia’s economic demise under Prime Minister Morrison and Treasurer Frydenberg. Alan Austin updates the tally of disastrous outcomes. INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IS at an all-time low. As is Australia’s net worth and its global… 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 →

World’s Worst Internet: Australians Pay For Failed National Broadband Network

By Paul Budde: Independent Australia. Poor management of Australia’s broadband network has resulted in a problem that the Government won’t fix and has left consumers paying for it, writes Paul Budde. FOR MORE THAN A DECADE – dating back to the original… Continue Reading →

Parliament House Has Become A Cesspool and Morrison is Blocking The Drain

By Martin Hirst: Independent Australia The rancidness of our Liberal Party Government, with its recent sex scandals and accusations of rape, starts from the very top and seeps down. DO YOU REMEMBER a couple of weeks ago when one of… Continue Reading →

How Morrison Taught Australian Voters to Relax and Love the Rort

David Donovan: Independent Australia It is hard to escape the conclusion that the Australian people are being actively groomed by conservative politicians to accept, dismiss, overlook, or ignore their unethical activities. In fact, corruption scandals involving conservative Australian politicians are… Continue Reading →

The Economy is Still Booming for the Rich Despite the Pandemic

By Alan Austin with Independent Australia These times are financially stressful for many Australians, but not everyone. Alan Austin examines indicators showing the sectors still dining out. AUSTRALIA’S TREASURER Josh Frydenberg conceded glumly to the Canberra press club last month that “this is a difficult… Continue Reading →

Driving the Australian Economy off a Cliff

By Tarric Brooker with Independent Australia A huge number of Australians will be plunged into poverty overnight as others get to renovate their homes — courtesy of Australian Government programs. Tarric Brooker reports. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has begun pulling back stimulus measures, despite… Continue Reading →

Assange, Collaery, Snowden, Smethurst: Criminalising Truth

By Alison Broinowski with Independent Australia ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. You’ve often heard that from leaders clutching at their last straw. Australia, you would think, has had enough this year. Enough of a scorched, smoky summer. Enough eviscerating loss of family. Enough… Continue Reading →

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