No foreign fighters had welfare payments cancelled under counter-terrorist laws passed last year because none were found to be claiming welfare, according to answers provided to a Senate committee.  Last June the Daily Telegraph reported that the “welfare noose” was tightening around Australian jihadi fighters because the prime minister had sought “urgent advice” about the welfare status of up to 150 Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria.

No Australian jihadis overseas were on the dole, Senate committee told

Despite News Corp claims that ‘almost all’ Australian jihadis overseas were collecting welfare and Tony Abbott’s vow to stop the payments, Senate estimates hears not one was receiving benefits

Polish magazine's 'Islamic rape of Europe' cover sparks outrage Some Twitter users compare image in wSieci, for article referring to Cologne sex assaults, to Nazi propaganda

Polish magazine's 'Islamic rape of Europe' cover sparks outrage

Polish magazine triggers storm with explicit anti-migrant cover - The Express Tribune

The system does appear to work well for the government as a propaganda tool. In the first instance, they appear to be doing something about the unemployment problem by giving the unemployed “professional” assistance and every opportunity to find work. But consider, this also implies that the unemployed don’t know how to look for a job and can’t help themselves, though in reality, the unemployment problem is the “lack of jobs”. This is the fault of the government but the problem is being…

The Budget papers reveal an Australian economy in much worse shape than it was under Labor. Alan Austin unpicks the data.

Pyongyang is threatening a 'pre-emptive" strike on the United States.

North Korean Video Shows Nuclear Attack On Washington D.C.

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The Turnbull government will run an $8 million national security ad blitz during the election campaign.

Ads will appear on TV, radio, print, online and on outdoor displays from this week until June

Propaganda by Murdoch: STUDENTS at a leading NSW university are being told to refer to Australia as having been “invaded” instead of settled in a highly controversial rewriting of official Australian history.

Murdoch propaganda at work: STUDENTS at a leading NSW university are being told to refer to Australia as having been “invaded” instead of settled in a highly controversial rewriting of official Australian history.

Why the Abbott government wants Bjørn Lomborg's Consenus Centre | The Saturday Paper

Why the Abbott government wants Bjørn Lomborg's Consenus Centre Mike Seccombe Covert negotiations, whispered announcements and an awkward about-face reveal a political agenda behind reaching consensus.

To Charles Koch, Universities Are Propaganda Machines

To Charles Koch, Universities Are Propaganda Machines


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An Islamic State armoured vehicle near Palmyra, Syria. Despite reports to the contrary, no Australians who have joined the group are in receipt of welfare payments from the Australian government.

No Australian jihadis overseas were on the dole, Senate committee told

Despite News Corp claims that ‘almost all’ Australian jihadis overseas were collecting welfare and Tony Abbott’s vow to stop the payments, Senate estimates hears not one was receiving benefits

The BBC’s Australia correspondent, Jon Donnison, is disputing claims by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in Australia that they have discovered “disturbing new footage” of the aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine last year.

BBC correspondent disputes News Corp claims over MH17 footage

The BBC’s Australia correspondent, Jon Donnison, is disputing claims by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in Australia that they have discovered “disturbing new footage” of the aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine last year.

Anti-radicalisation kit never meant for use in schools, says key author | Australia news | The Guardian

Booklet aimed at helping teachers identify radicalised students warns they can become motivated by ideologies such as ‘environmental or economic concerns’

Christopher Pyne vows to find new home for Bjørn Lomborg centre Education minister says he is seeking legal advice and will find another university to host ‘consensus centre’ after WA university handed back $4m in funding

Christopher Pyne vows to find new home for Bjørn Lomborg centre

Barnaby Joyce suggests hostility to Bjørn Lomborg's centre money-based Agriculture minister suggests University of Western Australia’s decision to cancel ‘Australia consensus centre’ was because academics’ consultancy fees would be jeopardised

James Paterson's maiden speech proves the 28-year-old Liberal senator will shake things up  Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/james-patersons-maiden-speech-proves-the-28yearold-liberal-senator-will-shake-things-up-20160315-gnjwse.html#ixzz432NIp0CV  Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

This speech proves Australia's new conservative senator is getting ready to shake things up

“Sheehan’s reportage has always been a trouble. I remember reading parts of Among the Barbarians [Sheehan’s 1998 book] and thinking, ‘This sounds like bullshit.’ They should have been alert to it.”  And staff at Fairfax were alert to it. Sheehan’s enthusiasm for dubious contacts was well known.

“When she gave me verifiable facts, they were verified,” wrote Paul Sheehan, in the article that was teased on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday morning.

The Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, was proposing that he should have the power, at his own discretion, to strip an Australian of his or her citizenship. Even if it's the only citizenship they have.   It was not for any random reason, however, but specifically for use on people suspected of terrorism-related offences.

When Monday night's cabinet meeting turned to other business, Tony Abbott had a bombshell waiting.

Rejection of Turnbull in Daily Telegraph heartland signals waning influence The tabloid endorsed the Coalition and campaigned vigorously for it. Yet voters in western Sydney cost Malcolm Turnbull three seats on Saturday

Rejection of Turnbull in Daily Telegraph heartland signals waning influence

Rejection of Turnbull in Daily Telegraph heartland signals waning influence The tabloid endorsed the Coalition and campaigned vigorously for it. Yet voters in western Sydney cost Malcolm Turnbull three seats on Saturday

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