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Brisbane protesters gather at King George Square in opposition to Geoengineering

Photo: An powerful message demonstrating the effects of Geoengineering. Protesters gathered at King George Square yesterday in opposition to Geoengineering – a global effort by international scientific and Government organisations to combat climate change by manipulating the environment and weather. A sea of confronting imagery, detailed information and concerned citizens were the center of attention […]

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Erosion of Privacy in Australia: Basic facts you need to know

As civil liberties in Australia continue to be diminished on a daily basis, it is imperative that you know the following essential facts about the destruction of privacy domestically. It is also imperative that you spread this information amongst family, friends and anybody who is concerned about a network of unaccountable organisations collecting and sharing […]

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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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Forum held in Brisbane to address 2014 G20 summit, police powers

Photo: Max Riethmuller A public forum entitled G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implementation was held yesterday as part of a collaborative project between the Griffith Law School, the Caxton Legal Centre, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, to discuss whether vastly expanded police powers contained within the ‘G20 Safety and Security […]

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Analysing Mass Media: Fear and Manipulation | TOTT News

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.

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Ministers involved in shredding of ‘Heiner Affair’ papers may be guilty of criminal offence

25 years after allegations of sexual abuse at the John Oxley Youth Detention Centre in the 1980s, Commissioner Tim Carmody, QC, has delivered his final reports on the long-going investigation into the shredding of documents by the Goss Government in 1990. Although the reports found no grounds for cover-up, Queensland Attorney General, Jarrod Bleijie (pictured above) […]

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Hundreds ‘March Against Monsanto’ in Brisbane

The streets of Brisbane were filled today with protesters campaigning against agribusiness giant Monsanto, to raise awareness about an issue that some say is more important than any other – our food, our farmers, our Eco-system and ultimately – our health. TOTT News was present at the Brisbane ‘March Against Monsanto’, an event held in […]

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Eugenics in Australia: Melbourne’s Hidden History

Eugenics: Spreading throughout Melbourne in the 20th Century. Source: DNA Learning Center Eugenics: An eight letter word that is shrouded in mystery and suspicion. For those who are not familiar with this term, it is the “science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics”, and is […]

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Channel 7 under fire

13 year old Molly Lord was killed in a Quad bike accident at Kembla Grange, near Wollongong, 12 days ago, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. However, news has emerged that a Channel 7 News reporter was at the scene of the accident just minutes after it happened, searching for a story, while Molly […]

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Ethan Nash’s open letter to Julia Gillard about GM Wheat in Australia

GM Wheat in Australia. Photo: SOR Dear PM Julia Gillard, I am deeply concerned that the Australian Government is selling a ‘patent’ on our daily bread to foreign biotech corporations. Genetically modified (GM) wheat has been released across five Australian states and territories, and the CSIRO says that GM bread will be on Australian supermarket […]

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