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It is Discernable‪®‬ Matt Wong

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The Podcast version of Discernable®

    Greg Barns SC - The Slow Death of Human Rights

    Greg Barns SC - The Slow Death of Human Rights

    Greg Barns SC is the Spokesman for the Australian Lawyers Alliance and author of Rise of the Right: The War on Australia’s Liberal Values (2019). 

    Admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1986, Greg has been very vocal against human rights abuses and has called for Australia to adopt a Bill of Rights to protect both its citizens and journalists who are tasked with scrutinising governments. He continues to practise as a barrister, lecture in law at RMIT and write for various publications.

    In this interview we discussed the erosion of human rights by powerful executive governments in their desperation to respond to Covid-19. Importantly, Greg stresses that the decline in human rights we are witnessing in Australia started long before and pandemic.

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    New Orwellian Identify and Disrupt Laws

    https://youtu.be/23dP7JEPxWA



    GREG BARNS SC

    https://twitter.com/BarnsGreg

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-barns-sc-8a898773

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/rise-of-the-right-greg-barns/book/9781743795422.html



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    1:15 The slow death of human rights

    2:42 The Orwellian Identify and Disrupt laws now passed

    3:59 Why our laws are becoming more intrusive

    5:57 Selective anger over freedoms

    7:33 Positive Justice vs Natural Justice

    9:41 Australia has become legislation happy

    12:37 Covid laws that will be used in other contexts

    14:58 Making draconian regulations permanent features

    16:33 Public Health Orders are not subject to scrutiny and are difficult to access

    18:14 Covid ‘laws’ are unfair

    20:22 How courts view Chief Health Officer directives

    23:40 Predictions and solutions for the future of Australian human rights

    31:01 Examples of major legislation reform in Australia

    32:33 The enormous powers police have

    34:17 What do police want?

    36:27 The new outrageous conditions of bail wielded by police

    39:07 The result of heavy-handed governance

    41:40 Why the police target lower socio-economic areas

    • 46 min
    'OPEN YOUR CHURCH' - Pastor Jesse Newman of Eternity Church

    'OPEN YOUR CHURCH' - Pastor Jesse Newman of Eternity Church

    ‘OPEN YOUR CHURCH’ is the bold cry from Christian pastor, Jesse Newman from Eternity Church in Iowa, USA. Jesse is an Aussie who grew up in Queensland, NSW and Victoria and is dismayed at the lack of courage displayed by Australian churches.

    In this interview he delivers something Australians don’t often get – outside perspective – and we currently are looking very weak indeed.

    We covered the police and governmental response to Covid-19 and the binds it places on churches because of the way their faith clashes with vaccine mandates, extended lockdowns and any form of segregation.

    Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/qmp9zPc8mi0

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    PS JESSE NEWMAN

    https://www.instagram.com/jessethenewman

    https://www.myeternity.com

    https://www.instagram.com/myeternitychurch



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    2:16 Why Jesse opened his church against government restrictions

    6:33 The community reaction to the opening

    8:43 Valuing freedom

    10:26 Speaking against “THE science”

    14:12 The Church in Australia and its response to the pandemic

    16:49 The Western Church vs the Persecuted Chinese Church

    19:58 Preach what is true, not what people want

    22:42 Cops at the front door of Eternity Church

    24:13 American cops will stand against bad laws

    27:00 Victoria Police lies, again

    32:13 Australian protests compared to US protests

    35:43 Australian churches should be peacefully, civilly disobedient

    37:03 Jesse’s experience of Covid-19

    39:31 Australia churches need to OPEN

    41:02 The theology against exclusion and segregation in church

    49:10 Discriminating by vaccination status in the US would segregate white and black

    53:00 When churches remove politics and stand on Biblical truth

    57:36 Why online church is not church

    1:05:49 The irrational logic of the Australian Government

    1:09:10 Vaccine mandates forcing people out of jobs

    1:14:12 Be a person of conviction

    1:16:15 What does the USA think of Australia?

    1:18:24 The solution to all the fear

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Anarchy on the streets of Melbourne as we inch toward a failed state

    Anarchy on the streets of Melbourne as we inch toward a failed state

    This is a comprehensive overview of the Melbourne protests on Saturday 18th Sept 2021, Victoria Police inciting violence and punishing a 70 year old woman, the violent CFMEU protests on 20 Sept 2021, and the state of Victoria as Australians tear apart the fabric of their society.



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    Discernable Town Hall: Fleeing Australia - Where To Now?

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    Self Employed Australia's Campaign for a Worksafe investigation into Dan Andrews:

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    • 41 min
    Former Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. John Anderson AO

    Former Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. John Anderson AO

    The Hon. John Anderson AO, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia now hosts an incredible podcast where he hosts guests such as Jordan Peterson, Douglas Murray, Dan Crenshaw, Prof Stephen Hicks, Helen Pluckrose, and so many more.

    We talked about many things but unfortunately ran out of time before I could get to the second part of my questions which we will hopefully cover in another interview: how he chooses guests, what makes a good interview, the monetisation of podcasting…

    Since recording Australia has announced the acquisition of United States designed nuclear submarines. National security was a pressing concern of John’s in this interview and I suspect he would be pleased after the submarine announcement.

    Watch this interview on Youtube: https://youtu.be/MW9H96fo-4o

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    Hon. JOHN ANDERSON AO

    https://johnanderson.net.au/podcasts/

    https://twitter.com/JohnAndersonAO

    https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnAndersonConversations

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    1:00 John’s 2021 failed run for the Australian Senate

    3:01 The importance of conversations – John’s Podcast

    5:24 Australia needs to be an ‘outward looking nation’

    8:25 Is there a diminishing appetite for deeper conversations?

    11:31 The celebrity effect in John’s podcast

    15:47 Young people love quality content

    18:22 How does Australian culture compare?

    21:43 Australia’s ‘lucky’ ride

    25:22 Can Australia rely on luck?

    29:44 The outworking of ideas

    36:00 Preserving the wisdom of previous generations

    38:07 Socialist policies hurt young people in the long run

    40:20 Australia has become soft in its decision making

    43:48 Australia’s response to Covid-19

    48:06 The ethics of vaccine passports and the need to allow conscientious objection

    55:33 Governments to give up emergency powers gained through Covid

    59:18 Resisting the corruption of power

    1:04:06 John’s ethos to approaching being an interviewer

    1:06:11 The cycles of history

    1:09:53 Trading feeling for thinking

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Season 5 Finale of The People's Project: The Silence is Deafening with Andrew Bogut

    Season 5 Finale of The People's Project: The Silence is Deafening with Andrew Bogut

    In Episode 9 (Season 5 Finale) of The People's Project:



    1. Bogut goes on a rant and starts a fire for the working class

    2. The elite cement their privileged place in society

    3. Influencers get paid to support government lockdowns

    4. Reversing the onus of lockdowns - isolate the sick, free everyone else



    Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/bCg2vNti3ec

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    Andrew Bogut

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    Richard Riordan MP

    https://www.richardriordan.com.au

    • 1 hr 20 min
    VICTORIA: Matthew Guy Topples Michael O'Brien. It's now GUY vs ANDREWS in Nov 2022

    VICTORIA: Matthew Guy Topples Michael O'Brien. It's now GUY vs ANDREWS in Nov 2022

    Matthew Guy MP has been elected as the leader of the Liberal Party in Victoria, replacing an often criticised Michael O'Brien.

    That means it will be Matthew Guy vs Dan Andrews in a David and Goliath battle in November 2022 for who rules Victoria.

    I'm keen to see the electorate (and Matthew Guy) wake to the fact that we no longer want to be 'ruled', and we simply want a supportive government who puts us first by allowing us to go about our lives.

    Interesting part of this exclusive conversation with Richard Riordan MP on the leadership spill, is that voting for all of the minor parties we love ahead of Liberals is fine in his view - as long as we put Labor last.

    This makes sense - with our preferential voting system the only real win the Liberals need is for people to put them above the ALP - even if that's putting Liberals second last, and Labor last. Personally, I will enjoy giving minor parties a whole lot more power in the next Victoria election to break the duopoly.



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