The Real Crime Isn’t Australian War Crimes—but a Chinese Political Cartoon About Australian War Crimes

15 December 2020 — FAIR

Photorealistic cartoon by Wuheqilin depicting an Australian soldier holding a knife to a child's throat

Is information inherently less trustworthy and authoritative because the source is Chinese?  It’s a question Westerners must grapple with as the US government and corporate journalists intensify their online “psychological operations” against China to manipulate public opinion in support of another Cold War (FAIR.org, 5/15/20).

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Australia Sabotaged Its Own Interests in China Relations

8 December 2020 — Consortium News

By Tony Kevin

The destruction over the past five years of Australia’s mutually beneficial diplomatic and trade relationship with China was probably a successful “Five Eyes” information warfare operation,  writes Tony Kevin.

Hong Kong protester throws egg at President Xi Jinping’s portrait on China’s National Day, Oct. 1, 2019. (Studio Incendo, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

By Tony Kevin
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Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria

9 October 2020 — The New Dark Age

by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy, explained various provisions of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill.  Of most interest was the proposal that would dramatically inflate the scope of public health power in ostensibly preventing a spread of COVID-19.  “The broader class of persons who may be appointed as authorised officers may include public sector employees from Victoria and other jurisdictions.  For example, health services staff, WorkSafe officers such as Inspectors, Victoria Police members and Protective Service Officers.”

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Australia Goes Full Fascist: State Issues First Ankle Tracker for Quarantine Violator

13 September 2020 — 21st Century Wire

This week, Australia took its burgeoning fascist police state to a new level, with officials in Western Australia now issuing electronic ankle bracelets and forced isolation in specially designated hotels to anyone it believes has violated the new raft of controversial new ‘COVID laws.’

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From Lockdown to Police State: The “Great Reset” Rolls Out

23 August, 2020 — Global Research

Mayhem in Melbourne

On August 2, lockdown measures were implemented in Melbourne, Australia, that were so draconian that Australian news commentator Alan Jones said on Sky News: “People are entitled to think there is an ‘agenda to destroy western society.’”

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Australia ‘decouples’ from US China policy

29 July 2020 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

“Shared values but independent thinking”:  Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (L) & US State Secretary  Pompeo, Washington, Jul 29, 2020

The Asian chancelleries have a great deal to mull over after the extraordinary joint press conference by the US and Australia following the AUSMIN meeting of their foreign and defence ministers in Washington, DC, on July 28. It is improbable that the Ministry of External Affairs in South Block missed out on the event.

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Panic and the Pandemic ‘Down Under’: The Ultimate Unseen Enemy

4 July 2020 — American Herald Tribune

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In the southeastern corner of Australia a State of Emergency has replaced what was known until recently only as the State of Victoria. The unseen enemy has been a fact of modern life since the 1950s but at least the red under the bed could be seen if found. COVID-19 is the ultimate unseen enemy, because it literally cannot be seen except through a microscope and noone knows where it is and when it will strike.

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The cia coup against ‘the most loyal ally’ is history’s warning in 2020

2 June 2020 — John Pilger

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Prime Minister Gough Whitlam

The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer “personal” and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter?

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