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Do you remember the opt-out internet censorship that the government promised during the last election?  The one that was meant to protect all Australians from the horrors of the intertubes?  Well, it turns out that contrary to what the Labor Party assured Australians during the election, you can’t actually opt out of it. Australians will...
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@ndy assesses the NSW Local Council election results: First, the far right (Australia First and Australian Protectionist Party). In the shire of Sutherland, former admirer of Hitler and member of the Stormfront forum Darrin Hodges — the Nationalist Anarchist Protectionist — wanted a seat in Council Ward D. Unfortunately for Darrin, despite considerable media exposure...
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The Herald Sun is reporting today on a new documentary featuring the former “mufti” of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Sheikh Taj ad-Deen al-Hilali.  It’s called Embedded with Sheikh Hilaly (the image above is taken from the SBS website). SHEIK Taj Hilaly, the former Mufti of Australia who compared scantily clad women to “uncovered...
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The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the ongoing trial of Bilal Khazal and provides a disturbing insight into the assassination techniques of Western intelligence agencies: A former Qantas baggage handler who compiled a book outlining “short and wise” rules for fighting jihad on his computer in suburban Lakemba dedicated it to the “martyrs of Islam”....
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Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit, discusses the American presidential elections and raises ten foreign policy questions for the next president of the United States. Part 1  Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7
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I’m reading Michael Scheuer’s Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq at the moment; an interesting book by the author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror, Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America and former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden...
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Dr Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, passed away a few days ago due to pancreatic cancer.  Here’s his Last Lecture entitled, “Really achieving your childhood dreams”: Transcript available here [pdf].
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As regular readers will be aware, Austrolabe’s mascot is the pigeon-chested anti-Muslim campaigner Darrin (sic) Hodges. Here he is above (on the far right, with red shirt and video camera) with people we assume are his fellow “protectionist” chums. With friends like this, it will come as no surprise that Darrin also appears to be...
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In May this year, Iran hosted the 21st International Conference of Islamic Unity.  Here are a series of inspiring photos from the conference (Via Heidariam.blogfa.com):  
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Green Left Weekly are reporting on the RMIT prayer room issue: the apparent decision of the university administration to convert the Muslim prayer room into a “multi-faith spiritual centre”. For decades, the campus had prayer rooms for Muslim students, including separate rooms for males and females. In 2005 Muslim students pointed out that the existing...
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