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The Famine Upon Our Minds.


Our right to free thought and speech The year is 1643. The English Civil War between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians has begun. The new revolutionary Parliament has refused to relax laws around censorship of books and has now passed a new law to license the press – Ordinance for the Regulating of Printing, also known as The Licensing...

Cancel Culture – Could you be next?


Efforts to damage reputations and careers Cancel culture is an online phenomenon involving a collective shared public response, with the intention of holding individuals or entities accountable for perceived offenses. Frequently involving public shaming, it can manifest as boycotts, calls for de-platforming, or efforts to damage reputations and careers. Exacting consequences on an individual's reputation and livelihood, it replaces a...

Citizen Journalist Videos Police Collusion With A Violent Mob


Violent trans activists riot, endangering British pro women speaker, Posey Parker.

A Serving of Humble Pie, Minister?


Arrogant and egotistical are the two words most equated with politicians. Australians who voted NO to enshrine race into our Constitution will no doubt confirm the veracity of these two terms now that some states have declared they intend to legislate it anyway. Despite the overwhelming NO vote, state politicians, through their arrogance and egos, are ignoring that majority by either...

Imprisoned With Zero Charges


In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the USA, Australia enacted a multitude of counter-terrorism laws ostensibly intended to bolster national security and deter acts of terrorism. However, the unintended consequences of those laws pose significant threats to fundamental legal rights, including the right to a fair trial and the protection of habeas corpus. From 2001 to 2021 a...

Join Me On The Watchlist


In my previous article, I asked readers to consider making a submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) regarding the draconian Misinformation Bill. I have always been sceptical of the effect of such submissions, but it is hard for government to fly in the face of overwhelming public backlash. Politicians, like prostitutes, are in the business of pleasing...

Welcome To Free Speech


A non-illustrated guide to where conservatives continually fall short on a key pillar of liberty…  Libertarians and conservatives might be friends on certain issues, often shoved into the same corner by the ‘progressive’ left, but it’s time we libertarians took a hard stance on free speech. James Hol’s recent commentary regarding the proposed ‘misinformation’ bill reflected an attitude towards freedom of...

Green Sky Thinking

Green Sky

Imagine a fictional country named "Straya" has an authoritarian government that prohibits the publication of misinformation. The law defines misinformation as any information that is not approved by government authorities. It also states that misinformation does not require proof of intent to constitute spreading false information. Straya's government publicly declared that the sky is green. John, a citizen of Straya,...

The Ministry of Truth


The Government recently released its exposure draft of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023. It is just as Orwellian as it sounds – if not more. The Bill empowers the even more Orwellian-sounding Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to not only engage in fascistic partnerships with social media giants, but to impose industry-wide standards and codes...

Offence Is Taken, Not Given


Nobody forces us to fall in love, to dislike another person, or to prefer a certain type of music. One person could spend six months sailing around the world and not feel lonely for a moment, while another can feel desperately lonely in the midst of a crowd. In the Australian vernacular, being called a 'bastard' can be intended as...

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