Category Archives: Australian Story

By “this country” he means Australia

These are the notes to the vid: Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks about the insane coronavirus restrictions put in place to deal with the delta variant in Australia. The other day Gladys Berejiklian, the Premier of New South … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 22 Comments

This really is Australia

No, this isn’t satire; this isn’t from a horror movie. This is Australia.pic.twitter.com/azbJB1hC23 — Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) July 21, 2021 From INSANITY: Almost a Million People Can’t Leave Home in Sydney Because Man in His 80s Died from/with COVID. I … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 89 Comments

Vikki Campion guest post. The values and virtues of wokedom

Calling someone the wrong pronoun now triggers tears, but you will be sneered at if you think killing grandma is cruel. Missing the non-binary cue and addressing someone who prefers they, them and their as he or she, is insult … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Guest Post | 42 Comments

David Bidstrup guest post. Where is Hercules when we need him?

This post is a response to a comment made about my recent post titled “The Beta-Sigma variant”: Lee says: July 22, 2021 at 12:47 pm Our state and federal governments are Augean Stables; but where is our Hercules to clean them … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 32 Comments

Ride of the Valdurries

Meanwhile, in Australia… https://t.co/BllZg7gCew — Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 19, 2021

Posted in Australian Story, Innovation | 28 Comments

Vikki Campion guest post. Unfeasible feasibility studies

FLEEING communism, war and poverty, they worked Australian soil with ingenuity, paid for with risk and hard labour. Here, they could provide for their families growing tobacco with autonomy from their former socialist serfdom – until dogooders decided they might … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Guest Post | 33 Comments

Australia is the featured Zero Covid Catastrophe

Does this sound like anywhere you are familiar with: ‘Zero COVID’ catastrophe: participating nations see new records across the board? Zero COVID, the idea that heavy-handed government edicts and population controls can permanently eliminate a coronavirus from a country, is … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 53 Comments

Gough In A China Shop

SUPPOSE Hitler had sighed ja, nein before calling off Fall Weiss at the eleventh hour in June 1939. Suppose Europe, ravaged by economic depression, then came to an accommodation with the Third Reich, rendering Germany’s treaty breaches moot. Using Locarno … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, History | 36 Comments

Fear around the virus was “way out of proportion for the actual threat”

Picked up at Small Dead Animals in Canada, but it’s about us, and includes the video above of Chris Kenny: Fear and Loathing Down Under. The note with the video on Youtube reads as follows: The Menzies Research Centre’s Nick … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 107 Comments

Australian Heroine

I love this lady. Hadn’t heard her story before. More guts and principle than the Liberal Party: How Mary Ann Campigli, the ‘Miss Stayput’ of Melbourne, defied her local council to the end. I’m going to fight for my home. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, History, property rights, Rule of law | 27 Comments