Tag: Alternative

Australian banks financing companies accused of land grabs, child labour

Oxfam report accuses Big 4 of financing illegal activites. Photo: SMH Australia’s leading ‘Big 4’ banks – National Australia Bank (NAB), Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Westpac and ANZ – have been accused of supporting land grabbing, child labour, forced evictions, inadequate compensation, food shortages and illegal logging, according to an Oxfam report released in April. The report,

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TOTT News goes Multimedia | FULL DETAILS

A new chapter. Photo: TOTT News TOTT News has taken great pride in bringing our readers the highest quality of contextual, independent, alternative media in Australia for over three years, and we are happy to announce that  midway throughout July – we will be returning to our roots and introducing a multimedia platform via our YouTube

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Concerns over appointment of new Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Photo: Newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson via http://www.humanrights.gov.au The Abbott government has once again caused concern throughout numerous anti-discrimination and civil rights organisations, by appointing one of the nation’s largest critics of the Humans Rights Commission as the new Human Rights Commissioner. Tim Wilson – who has now resigned from his former role

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Analysing Mass Media: Fear and Manipulation | Part I

It has now surpassed a decade since the attacks of 9/11 transformed the world that we live in, and as a forever expanding state of paranoia emerged in the aftermath, there has seemingly been a never-ending supply of reasons to be afraid of, well, just about anything.

In the following feature piece, Ethan Nash takes a look at how the media play a central role in producing a discourse of fear, and how this has allowed the press to manipulate public opinion for many years.

The expansion of Australian intelligence powers

The telephone and internet data of every Australian will be retained for up to two years and intelligence agencies would be given increased access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, under a suite of new proposals from Australia’s intelligence community. Revealed in a discussion paper released by the Attorney-General’s Department, the more

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