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Why do people believe the television? | FFT

Photography, television and advertising have altered authentic human experiences to the point that ‘reality’ is recognised only when re-produced in simulation.

In the following Food For Thought discussion, we examine deeper questions behind the Australian bushfire saga and escaping mass media manipulation.

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Victoria extends ‘One Belt, One Road’ partnership

The Victorian government is set to extend commitments to China’s controversial ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, after joining the international trade plan over a year ago.

Victoria remains the only state to support President Xi Jinping’s plan to ‘unite the world’ through sophisticated trade networks, while critics question China’s continued mass influence over Australia.

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5G ‘health scare campaign’ is growing: Telstra

Australia’s largest telecommunications provider has warned a “health scare campaign” about the upcoming 5G mobile network is gaining momentum.

Telstra have called on the government to “quickly and respectfully” address community fears about the network, an inquiry submission says.

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Senate dismisses 95% of cash ban submissions

A new inquiry into controversial legislation to ban cash transactions exceeding $10,000 has been met with yet another wave of public concern through submissions.

The Economics Legislation Committee have subsequently alerted submitters that only 130 of 2,600 submissions — 5% of the total — will be published when the inquiry hands down their findings in February.

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NSW to further privatise bus services

The New South Wales government has announced plans to privatise bus services in Sydney’s north-western suburbs, lower-north shore, northern beaches and eastern suburbs.

The move follows ongoing privatisation of assets and infrastructure across the state in recent years, including industries such as water, electricity, public transport and public hospitals.

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How the Corporate Media Brainwashes Society

The mainstream media was designed to incrementally develop into a consolidated, corporate behemoth, which continues to promote an increasingly authoritarian perception of reality to the people.

In the following video, we explore various techniques used by the corporate press to manipulate the perceptions of collective society.

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Screens can manipulate the nervous system

The manipulation of the human nervous system through the use of television and computer monitors is a reality in the modern world, according to registered patents.

Techniques studied in the 1970s reveal the ability to influence the physical and psychological aspects of the brain’s sensors via electromagnetic fields transmitted from screens.

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Land ownership papers to be made “redundant”

New announcements have revealed upcoming changes to land ownership documents, with laws set to remove the option for physical paperwork.

The Queensland government has recently passed an amendment that will end the legal validity of paper Certificates of Titles, now classifying all options outside of digital documents as “redundant”.

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Former Optus Director appointed Minister of Communications

The Australian government has appointed Paul Fletcher, a former Optus Director, as the new Communications Minister — responsible for advising cabinet and regulating projects from 5G to ‘smart cities’.

Telecommunications giants have welcomed the new announcement, while many critics are calling the appointment a fundamental conflict of interest after a long history of involvement in the industry.

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H.V Evatt: The Australian who helped create Israel

The creation of Israel depended heavily on the actions of Herbert ‘Doc’ Evatt – an enigmatic Australian who served as President of the United Nations General Assembly at the time of Israel’s admission to the UN.

Evatt, a former Labor Leader and Attorney-General, would play an instrumental role in the implementation of the nation, after rising to prominence as an architect of the United Nations Charter in 1945.

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