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The truth about gun control in Australia

Australians pride themselves on ‘telling it like it is’, but when it comes to gun laws, ‘straight shooting’ often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate.

In 1996, Australia passed some of the most restrictive gun laws in the western world, including bans on semi-automatic and self-loading rifles and shotguns, and imposed stricter licensing and registration requirements.

Over 20 years later, it becomes very obvious the Australian experiment with gun control is nowhere near as clear cut as the gun prohibition lobby wants the world to believe.

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Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne

Originally posted on Real News Australia:
The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear. By General Maddox. In a climate of constant media propaganda and spin designed to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, we again see an incident on Australian soil quickly described as a “Terror Attack” by the mainstream media.…

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Turnbull replaced after Rupert Murdoch visits Australia

Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire media mogul behind News Corp and 21st Century Fox, has visited Australia this month and once again invariably seismic events have been triggered, culminating with the #LibSpill.

Is it any surprise that Malcolm Turnbull has been replaced less than a fortnight after Murdoch arrived here? Of course it isn’t, Ethan Nash argues.

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The Australian government doesn’t care about our farmers | Opinion

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a $190 million ‘relief package’ this week to help drought-stricken farmers continue to battle one of the worst dry periods ever recorded.

In the following piece, Ethan Nash argues current campaigns by both government and media authorities to ‘help the farmers’ are all a smoke screen to distract the public from the fact this situation was manufactured to be this way and isn’t meant to be fixed any time soon.

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#CensusFail: Another example of why we should never trust the Australian government

In the aftermath of one of the biggest digital collapses in Australian history, the Turnbull government’s response to the Census fail has left more questions than it has answers, as officials continue to flip-flop over vague technical explanations and even contradict themselves on whether the DDOS attack it announced this morning was even an attack.

In the following opinion piece, Ethan Nash takes a look at some of the companies and departments behind the 2016 Census and gives a brief history of government behaviour with the privacy of Australian citizens.

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Census 2016: ‘The most significant invasion of privacy ever perpetrated on Australians’

For more than 100 years, the Census has “provided a snapshot of Australia, showing how our nation has changed over time and allowing us to plan for the future.”

However, as Australians prepare to partake in the latest Census tomorrow, there has been some concerning new changes to the process that has outraged citizens and privacy advocates, as Ethan Nash explains.

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How the government and media benefits from the Sydney Siege | Opinion

Tony Abbott and his wife Margie at the memorial service. Photo: Malaysian Insider Australians awoke Tuesday morning to reports that a 16 hour siege in the heart of Sydney’s CBD by Man Haron Monis had finally come to an end, with police fatally engaging the suspect holding 17 hostages in Lindt Cafe. The aftermath has left […]

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Report: Thousands march across Brisbane in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit

Numbers were strong in Brisbane. Photo: TOTT News This weekend, upwards of 3,000 people marched across Brisbane in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit currently taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center. The protesters – including indigenous groups, anti-capitalists, opponents to transnational corporations and many more – rallied in unison, sending an emphatic […]

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2014 G20 Coverage: Peoples’ Summit in Brisbane | TOTT News

The Peoples’ Summit is be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It is taking place in various locations in Brisbane November 12-14, before the G20 Leaders Summit. This event aims to bring together local and international thinkers to collaborate on broad themes: The Economy: Growth vs Sustainability, Environment, Climate […]

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Discussion: What you need to know ahead of the 2014 G20 Summit

Scenes at marches over the last week paint a picture of what is to come. Photo: Courier Mail It’s finally here: The week long schedule of collective events for the 2014 G20 Summit kicks off in Brisbane today, and it is imperative that everyone who lives or plans to be in Brisbane understands the new […]

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