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Balancing eSafety and Online Censorship, 2024

April 26, 2024 - 07:55 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   Description: Explore how Australia’s eSafety laws impact free speech and how currency sovereignty can help balance regulation and rights. Introduction to eSafety in Australia In Australia, the enhancement of eSafety laws aims to protect citizens from various online harms, such as cyberbullying and digital abuse. While these laws are pivotal for ensuring…

Ignorant. Woke.

April 25, 2024 - 16:42 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   Yesterday I was ignorant. I had received, unsolicited, a YouTube video about the dangers of GMO which is in the Covid vaccinations most of us have had. My ignorance stemmed from not understanding that GMO is different that vaccination. So I spent about three minutes Googling GMO and vaccinations, and Google came…

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Violence in our churches

April 25, 2024 - 11:42 -- Admin

We must always condemn violence. There must be no tolerance for brutality, and we must take action to diminish violence whether it is tied to family violence, a chronic lack of support for crucial mental health work or to sectarianism. The stabbing of Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel on the weekend during his church service, days…

Treasuring the moment: a military tattoo

April 25, 2024 - 10:23 -- Admin

By Frances Goold He asked if we had anything planned for Anzac Day. “A big rest” was all I could come up with. “What about you?” “We’ll go to the Dawn Service.” “Kids too?” “The kids have been coming with us to the Dawn Service since they were babies. Later there’s a few of us…

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Top water experts urge renewed action to secure future of Murray-Darling Basin

April 24, 2024 - 17:47 -- Admin

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has today urged a suite of actions and investments to protect the future of the Murray-Darling Basin in the face of climate change, which is threatening the river’s health and sustainability. In a new essay series A thriving Murray-Darling Basin in 50 years: Actions in the face…

Warring Against Encryption: Australia is Coming for Your Communications

April 24, 2024 - 17:24 -- Admin

On April 16, Australia’s eSafety commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, issued with authoritarian glee legal notices to X Corp and Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, to remove material within 24 hours depicting what her office declared to be “gratuitous or offensive violence with a high degree of impact and detail.” The relevant material featured a live…

Of Anzac Day

April 23, 2024 - 21:44 -- Admin

By Maria Millers   For many the long-stablished story of the Gallipoli landings and to a lesser extent the Western Front remain the defining moments for our country. Just minted as a new nation in 1901, but still very British, our other achievements were put aside to lay the foundations of our national identity based on…

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On Anzac Day

April 23, 2024 - 21:44 -- Admin

By Maria Millers   For many the long-stablished story of the Gallipoli landings and to a lesser extent the Western Front remain the defining moments for our country. Just minted as a new nation in 1901, but still very British, our other achievements were put aside to lay the foundations of our national identity based on…

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Media statement: update on removal of extreme violent content

April 23, 2024 - 18:19 -- Admin

By a spokesperson for the eSafety Commissioner: Yesterday the Federal Court granted an interim injunction compelling X Corp to hide Class 1 material on X that was the subject of eSafety’s removal notice of 16 April, 2024. In summary, eSafety’s removal notice to X Corp required it to take all reasonable steps to ensure the…

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