Drugs

Pharmaceutical industry donates millions to both Australian political parties

Companies employ vast numbers of lobbyists and their influence contributes to Australia’s high drug prices, expert says The pharmaceutical industry is engaging vast numbers of lobbyists and donating millions to both political parties, creating a level of influence that a former health department secretary has linked to Australia’s high medicine prices. A Guardian Australia analysis of donations and lobbyist records has revealed the true extent of the industry’s influence. About 72 separate pharmaceutical businesses engage Read more…

The importance of maintaining our Constitution and our Bill of Rights 1688

In 1688, William and Mary came from Holland to take up the British Throne, which had been vacated by James II of England. The English people, who had suffered under the Stuarts, imposed a Bill of Rights on William and Mary before they would allow them to form a government and the Bill documented the limits of their power. Under this Bill, Parliament denied the King and Queen the right to interfere in Parliament debate, Read more…

Just the facts: Coronavirus in Australia by the numbers

Notes:  The data below is generally current as at 7 September 2021 however there may be some minor discrepancies due to jurisdictional reporting methods and timeframes etc. A key source of information for this article is the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers and statistics website, which is updated daily and presents the statistics as a snapshot at a particular point in time. Information from this source used in this article was taken Read more…

Constitutionally Inoculated to Resist Coercion

One of the most remarkable characteristics of the Australian Constitution is its express limitation on governmental powers. In drafting the Constitution, the framers sought to design an instrument of government intended to distribute and limit the powers of the State. This distribution and limitation upon governmental powers was deliberately chosen because of the proper understanding that unrestrained power is always inimical to the achievement of human freedom and happiness. As such, the Constitution allocates the Read more…

The Universal Antidote Documentary

The Universal Antidote Documentary The science and story of Chlorine Dioxide. NASA proclaimed it a universal antidote in 1987. Since that time thousands have recovered from illness using this substance and now many physicians and scientists are saying it is powerfully effective for many applications. The Universal Antidote Documentary scheduled release is for February 1, 2021. The documentary explores the history, safety, and efficacy of the universal antidote and provides interviews with physicians and people Read more…

Augusto Zimmerman at the Freedom Rally, Perth WA

How Western Australia became an elected dictatorship

I must thank my dear friend, Michael Darby, for allowing me to speak at the Freedom Protest held this Sunday in the city of Perth, Western Australia. It was an impressive turnout, with more than 400 people showing up to protest Western Australian Government measures that impede on our basic rights and freedoms, including freedom of movement, expression and privacy. In Western Australia, the Iron Ore Processing Agreement Amendment Act provides the Premier and his Attorney General Read more…

The meaning of ‘civil conscription’ in subsection 51(xxiiiA)

Subsection 51(xxiiiA) contains an express prohibition on the use of the medical services power ‘to authorize any form of civil conscription’. The submission of Catholic Health Australia provided a helpful description of the events that led to the inclusion of subsection 51(xxiiiA) in 1946, which included the explanation that the prohibition on civil conscription was inserted to allay fears that ‘the proposed amendment would grant the Commonwealth the power to nationalise medical and dental services’. The prohibition on Read more…

Constitutional law protection of freedoms and rights

The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) does not explicitly protect freedom of expression. However, the High Court of Australia has held that an implied freedom of political communication exists as an indispensable part of the system of representative and responsible government created by the Constitution. It operates as a freedom from government restraint.  In Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Wills (1992) 177 CLR 1 and Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd v the Commonwealth (1992) 177 CLR 106, Read more…

High Court likely to ‘free’ COVID’s political prisoners

The Australian, 23rd September 2020, by Mirko Bagaric The High Court is likely to rule the arrest of the Victorian freedom protesters in recent weeks was constitutionally illegal. The freedom of assembly is not ­absolute, but neither should any important freedom be absolutely abrogated. That is why the High Court is likely to rule the arrest of the Victorian freedom protesters in recent weeks was constitutionally illegal — meaning that Australia has witnessed the detention Read more…