Episode #20 (22-Feb-2015) [Ft. Tristan]

In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay are joined by guest, Tristan, as the team discuss the latest MSM propaganda regarding ‘dole-bludging terrorists’ and the power of the news/TV to manipulate public perception; Subsequent announcements of new laws targeting ‘preachers of hate’ and a new Department of Homeland Security here in Australia; The conclusion of David Hicks’ military trial in Cuba; Tony Abbott’s war-mongering agenda; A history of Drones in Australia; Fluoride not helping kids teeth; Update on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse; Update on the British Vicar banned for questioning Israel’s involvement in 9/11; Israeli PM Netanyahu caught lying to the media and much more.


Introducing Tristan – 3:11
Anniversary of Malcolm X’s death – 9:22
Update on Gogglebox – 10:43
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1) ‘Dole-bludging terrorists’ – 12:45
CourierMail: Aussie jihadists were on the dole
CourierMail: PM says terrorists on welfare unacceptable (21-Feb-2015)
Telegraph: Jihadists funded by welfare benefits, senior police officer warns (26-Nov-2014)

2) Abbott, ‘preachers of hate’ and Homeland Security – 26:57
The Daily Telegraph: Aussie jihadists were on the dole (21-Feb-2015) [Note: See second half of the article to see a hidden reveal of a new Department of Homeland Security for Australia]

3) David Hicks declared innocent – 43:00
Sydney Morning Herald: David Hicks wins challenge to terrorism conviction in US military court (19-Feb-2015)
Sydney Morning Herald: David Hicks admits he is still suffering but Tony Abbott refuses to apologise (19-Feb-2015)
The Australian: Self-styled Jihadi David Hicks is no innocent abroad (19-Feb-2015) [Update 21/05/15: This article has now been made ‘subscriber only’ content]

4) Abbott wants unilateral war in Iraq – 58:49
News: PM suggested Iraq invasion: the Weekend Australian reports (21-Feb-2015)

5) History of Drones in Australia – 1:04:55
Brisbane Times: Federal police want to use military drones to spy on Australians from the sky (11-Feb-2015)
ABC: The kill chain – Australia’s drone war (8-Jun-2012)
Sydney Morning Herald: $190 million drone coming to Australia (16-Jan-2013)
Sydney Morning Herald: Pine Gap drives US drone kills (21-Jul-2013)
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6) Fluoride not helping kids teeth? – 1:19:42
News: Dental surgery on children at crisis levels (20-Feb-2015)

7) RCIRCSA update – 1:32:28
ABC: Rabbi Meir Kluwgant, Australia’s most senior rabbi, resigns after damning testimony at royal commission (17-Feb-2015)


1) Vicar banned for pointing out Israeli connection to 9/11 update – 1:42:32
Priest banned from using social media sites for six months after posting ‘anti-Semitic’ comments claiming Israel was behind 9/11 (10-Feb-2015)

2) Netanyahu caught out blatantly lying about his own home – 1:52:21
DailyMail: Netanyahu humiliated after he tries to play down wealth with video recorded in his decrepit home… which is revealed to be his servants’ quarters (18-Feb-2015)

Final thoughts – 1:57:11