• They got DeSantis we got Dissemblance

    I watched part of a recent press conference of Ron DeSantis introducing Florida’s new surgeon general. “No more noble lies,” he said, speaking of Covid. Apparently, in Florida at least, people can handle the unvarnished truth. And what about ignoble lies, I thought, when thinking of Australian health authorities. On 28 October in Victoria twenty-five…

  • “There is a duty to refuse” Covid-19 vaccines

    Archbishop Vigano Denounces The Coronavirus Vaccine: ‘There Is A Duty To Refuse It’, (who is Abp Vigano?), said the following. “The Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines was issued last year in the absence of complete data on both the nature of the gene serum and its components,” Vigano writes in his letter to…

  • Guest Post: Muddy – A Village Somewhere, Kokoda

    Seventy-nine years ago on the 2nd of November, 1942, the village and aerodrome of Kokoda in the Owen Stanley mountains of Papua, was re-entered by Australian soldiers. What follows is not a campaign narrative – there are plenty of those already in existence – but a small collection of related and lesser-known facts. All have…

  • Tom Switzer guest post. Russia and China copout

    Net Zero By 2050? Don’t Plan on It Politicians promise an unrealistic transformation that would deny poor countries a chance to grow. As leaders prepare to gather in Glasgow for the United Nations climate-change conference, you may think the world has agreed to reduce and eventually eliminate its dependency on fossil fuels, stepping up its…

  • Leading Silks’ Open letter opposing Andrews pandemic legislation

    We are deeply concerned about the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (Bill). The overriding concern is that the Bill, if passed, may allow the Victorian government effectively to rule the State of Victoria by decree for the foreseeable future, without proper Parliamentary oversight or the usual checks and balances on executive…

  • It’s not “pandemic legislation”

    There is a “can’t-happen-here” attitude even as it is happening. A just-in story in The Age: New pandemic legislation passes Victorian Parliament’s lower house. The legislation has nothing to do with medical care. It is entirely about Daniel Andrews taking power into his own hands. Here’s the story. Victoria’s new pandemic laws passed State Parliament’s…

  • Guest Post: Cassie of Sydney – Covid Witchiepoo

    Over the last eighteen months Australia has been transformed into a nation consumed with Covid fear and overflowing with Covid hysterics. This hysterical fear has been fomented by various Australian governments, federal and state, as well as bureaucracies, both of which have deliberately nurtured and cultivated fear amongst the populace through manipulation, panic, and coercion.…

  • Feminism, modernity, and the new mudsill theory

    The news back in August that the state of Texas has outlawed abortion post-fetal heartbeat is welcome. I don’t entirely agree with the drawing of the line at a fetal heartbeat (or viability, or pain) understands the matter completely but I welcome it nonetheless as a step forward in the development of premises that when…