Category Archives: Australia/Oceania

August 24, 2021

Australia Issues Warrants For ‘COVID Suspects,’ Suspects Must MARK Homes, Internment Camps Next (Video)

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June 24, 2021

Australia Senate Moves to Block Critical Race Theory from National Curriculum: ‘Education, Not Indoctrination’

The Australia Senate voted Monday to move to call upon the federal government to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the national curriculum.

The Senate voted 30-28 to support the notice of motion, promoted by One Nation leader Sen. Pauline Hanson (pictured), that urges the conservative coalition government to reject the Marxist ideology, the Daily Telegraph reported.

CRT is an ideology that views all social and cultural issues through the lens of race, ethnicity, and gender, and divides people into the categories of victims and oppressors.

“Thanks to One Nation, the Government has been sent a strong message and is now on the record rejecting critical race theory,” said Hanson, adding:

Now the fight is on to make sure the Government keeps its word and keeps our children’s schools free of this type of divisive, radical left-wing indoctrination. While many would rather just bury their heads in the sand and ignore this problem, One Nation is at forefront of the fight to ensure the children of Australia receive an education, not an indoctrination.

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April 13, 2021

Illegal fishing by Chinese vessels is destroying South Pacific island economies, local wildlife

China’s massive fishing fleets have caused a strain on worldwide fishing stocks, in addition to destroying local wildlife, and rendering once vibrant habitats completely lifeless. 

Chinese fishing boats have been labelled responsible for the destruction of the economies of islands in the South Pacific, due to their illegal practice of “illegal, unregulated fishing.” 

Radio Free Asia reports that two former U.S. officials say that unregulated fishing by Chinese vessels has become commonplace in the waters off the coast of American Samoa, Guam and even as far east as Hawaii, all of which are American territories. 

The Chinese fishing actions have impacted the local economies so badly that a tuna cannery on American Samoa, which is one of the island’s largest employers, was forced to suspend its operations due to a lack of fish. 

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February 1, 2021

Australian Lawmakers ‘Will Not Be Intimidated’ – Reject Big Tech Pleas for Leniency

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s call to Australian lawmakers for leniency over plans to regulate tech giants and force them to pay for news sourced from local media outlets has been roundly rejected by Canberra.

The move comes as a broader international debate grows over how countries regulate big tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook and force them to pay their way.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Sunday he met with Mark Zuckerberg over the government’s proposal, but the Facebook chief executive and founder was unable to shift the government’s position.

“Mark Zuckerberg didn’t convince me to back down, if that’s what you are asking,” Frydenberg said, according to ABC News Australia.

Australia intends to introduce a law that would force Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, and internet search giant Google Inc to negotiate payments to media companies whose content drives traffic to their websites.

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May 16, 2020

Elon Musk’s prediction for the future of energy in Australia | 60 Minutes Australia (Video)

It’s been a miserable few weeks for Malcolm Turnbull’s government, stalled by myriad cock-ups and controversies. But the greatest challenge it faces continues to be Australia’s crisis over energy supply and cost. Who hasn’t been shocked by a recent electricity or gas bill? And who isn’t infuriated that power prices have risen so sharply? In a country as abundant with resources as ours it defies logic that there are now some Australians who can’t even pay for the electricity or gas to cook a simple meal. While federal – and state – politicians scramble to act, Elon Musk, the American billionaire with the brilliant mind, says he wants to help. In an exclusive interview with Liz Hayes, Musk says Australia’s energy emergency is easily fixable, and his construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery at Jamestown in South Australia is proof.

April 3, 2020

Australia should ‘take back the land’ from China as damages (Video)

China should be made to pay reparations for the outbreak of the coronavirus, but given they are unlikely to do so “maybe (Australia) can take back the land that their foreign owned corporations have as damages” says Nationals MP George Christensen. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has set the dollar value which would trigger a review into a foreign investment bid to zero, meaning all foreign investment bids reviewed by the Foreign Investment Review Boarded will be weighed up against the national interest.

March 29, 2020

Deadliest Journeys – Papua New Guinea (Documentary)

Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s last lawless lands lying 150 kilometres north of Australia. The town of Lae is the economic capital of the country here it more commonly goes by the name “Pothole city”. It’s a sorry sight with its battered roads it’s packed mini buses and it’s extreme levels of poverty. In the streets uncertainty reigns and the police are ineffective trying to keep law and order the locals call upon private security companies.

March 1, 2020

Freedom of speech ‘no longer exists’ in Australia and the UK: Katie Hopkins (Video)

Stringent government control and oppressive social media platforms are forcing Australians to self-censor themselves, according to controversial media personality Katie Hopkins.

January 23, 2020

Australians are ‘sick of political correctness’ (Video)

Social commentator Prue MacSween says there is a “tug of war between freedom of speech and freedom of offence,” as a new poll shows 68 per cent of Australians believe Australia is too politically correct.

January 15, 2020

Roger Scruton’s Best Speeches: The corruption of Academia (Video)

After learning in July 2019 that he had cancer, Scruton underwent chemotherapy. He died on 12 January 2020 at the age of 75. I thought I will bring back one of his best speeches in memory of him as an outstanding conservative philosopher. Sir Roger made these remarks while delivering an address to the Institute of Public Affairs, Australia’s premier free market think tank.