Neutralising Pauline Hanson

Populist Donald Trump is not a natural protector of democracy, freedom, equality or justice yet we now find ourselves in the Trump age.  The seemingly innocuous Hanson sees herself as Australia’s Trumpette,  captured popping the champagne corks in celebration of his election victory and at the same time, ironically, expressing her disgust with the “chardonnay […]

All the way with the United States of Trump?

Published on Independent Australia 20 October 2016 Marshalling the resources of big data and mass surveillance undoubtedly enables those living on the floating island to know in real time which way the silent majority will swing in the upcoming US election.  That’s exactly the sort of information the established order would want to know in advance, particularly with a contender like Trump.  There’s now a […]

Australia’s militarised border

Recurring claims about the militarisation of the Department of Immigration & Border Protection have been denied by the Secretary of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Michael Pezzullo. He asserts that the introduction of a law enforcement approach with uniformed officers and arrest powers is a result of modernisation as a result of government direction. […]

The Human Rights Hour with Kellie Tranter 002

Kellie Tranter speaks with Life Coach Andrew Hughes about the current mindset of The Dept of Immigration and border Protection.

The Human Rights Hour with Kellie Tranter 001

Kellie talks with Carol Hucker who formerly worked on Manus Island and discusses life in an offshore detention centre.

How we were misled about Abyan’s case

The case of Abyan, the 23-year old Somali refugee who was sexually assaulted while hitchhiking on Nauru, and who came to Australia for an abortion and subsequently was deported, generated conflicting versions of what she wanted, how she was treated and why.  Documents about her case obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws now reveal how […]