Welcome to authoritarian Australia, where more anti-terror laws won’t keep us safe – by Greg Barns

Here we go again. A crime related to terrorism takes place – on this occasion the tragic shooting of a New South Wales police worker by an allegedly radicalised teenager – and lawmakers react by drafting more laws. It has been this way since 9/11 when the Howard government, aided … Continue reading

Energy companies gouging households ‘because they can’

The government faces calls to overhaul the nation’s energy markets after the removal of all price controls has resulted in soaring retail margins for energy retailers.The retail competition margin of gas and electricity retailers has risen to $600 per customer, research by the St Vincent de Paul Society shows, and … Continue reading

Zbignew Brezinski and the new world order – By Mike Mizzi

Working in the shadows of US imperial foreign policy is a well-known but still very hidden man, Zbignew Brezinski. This well-known professor’s doctrine has many followers outside of the Democratic Party because it has defined the actual imperative of the empire’s survival and prosperity: the conquest of Eurasia. The instigator … Continue reading

Refugee whistleblower will tell Canberra rally he saw a child bashed on Nauru

A whistleblower will give a harrowing account of seeing a toddler bashed at the Nauru detention camp, when he speaks to a rally on Sunday.Tobias Gunn is opening up on his work with Save the Children Australia, when he was trying to help asylum seekers at the notorious camp.Despite reporting … Continue reading

Things we like: Geert Wilders coming to Australia. Things we hate: um – First Dog on the Moon

The not racist Australian Liberty Alliance for a not racist, Muslim-free Australia (Islam isn’t a race) is proud to welcome foreigners (as long as they’re from Holland) Source: Things we like: Geert Wilders coming to Australia. Things we hate: um | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free … Continue reading

Nauru: mother of alleged gang-rape victim attempts suicide

The mother of an Iranian asylum seeker allegedly gang-raped on Nauru has tried to kill herself, having been told she cannot see her unwell daughter.The mother, Farrah, has been placed in isolation under 24-hour watch since the suicide attempt on Saturday, her fourth.’We suffer the same as them’: the trauma … Continue reading

The Trans-Pacific partnership will shut down all your kitten hospitals – First Dog on the Moon

It’s hard to get people angry about a secret and incredibly boring trade agreement so here’s the truth: it will let corporations kill and eat us all Source: The Trans-Pacific partnership will shut down all your kitten hospitals | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The … Continue reading

Return asylum seekers to offshore detention ‘as soon as possible’, officials urged | Australia news | The Guardian

Australian immigration officials were worried about more asylum seekers joining a high court legal challenge and called for the return of as many people to Manus Island and Nauru “as soon as possible”, an internal email reveals.The email, which was obtained by the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) under freedom … Continue reading