Stephanie Tran’s Walkley Nomination

Stephanie Tran’s Walkley Nomination

We are excited that Stephanie Tran is one of three nominees for Student Journalist of the Year in the Walkley's 2021 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism. Stephanie's story, “State Capture: top corporations identified as members of both Liberal and Labor parties”, was a...

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Murdoch media, Nine Entertainment, mining lobby, busted for record bullartistry, go into hiding

The Minerals Council of Australia, a foreign-controlled mining lobby, has duped Australia’s major media in an $80bn PR scam by fraudulently claiming more than $72 billion of GST payments to exaggerate contribution of the minerals industry to Australia. As first-year accounting students know, GST payments are rebatable. Media outlets have not done their work. Callum Foote reports.

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Murdoch media, Nine Entertainment, mining lobby, busted for record bullartistry, go into hiding

The Minerals Council of Australia, a foreign-controlled mining lobby, has duped Australia’s major media in an $80bn PR scam by fraudulently claiming more than $72 billion of GST payments to exaggerate contribution of the minerals industry to Australia. As first-year accounting students know, GST payments are rebatable. Media outlets have not done their work. Callum Foote reports.

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Protection Racket: Digital Media Code a farce as Google and Facebook not “designated”

Google and Facebook are yet to be “designated” under the Digital Media Bargaining Code, leaving the Code a farce rather than the touted “world-first reform”. Pressure on the platforms meant a small transfer of money from them to the old media allies of the Government such as News Corp and Nine but the essential challenge of reforms to the “surveillance capitalism” giants remains unaddressed. Kim Wingerei reports.

The Usual Suspects: oil and gas majors star in Australian tax heist

Angus Taylor’s rescue package for the oil industry is a testament to governments getting gamed by large corporations. The latest Tax Office transparency data shows oil and gas juggernauts are Australia’s biggest tax cheats, again, yet now they are crying for public subsidies – and getting them – to prop up their oil refineries. Michael West reports on the good and the bad in multinational tax dodging land.

Stephanie Tran’s Walkley Nomination

Stephanie Tran’s Walkley Nomination

We are excited that Stephanie Tran is one of three nominees for Student Journalist of the Year in the Walkley's 2021 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism. Stephanie's story, “State Capture: top corporations identified as members of both Liberal and Labor parties”, was a...

Landforces’ brothers in arms: how a weapons peddler qualified for charitable status

Landforces’ brothers in arms: how a weapons peddler qualified for charitable status

The Coalition is cracking down on charitable organisations. However, the Australian charity promoting arms deals on behalf of weapons makers that profit from humanitarian catastrophes is unlikely to be in the government’s sights. With the weapons expo LandForces wrapping up in Brisbane this week, Michelle Fahy delves into the charity behind LandForces.

Protection Racket: Digital Media Code a farce as Google and Facebook not “designated”

Google and Facebook are yet to be “designated” under the Digital Media Bargaining Code, leaving the Code a farce rather than the touted “world-first reform”. Pressure on the platforms meant a small transfer of money from them to the old media allies of the Government such as News Corp and Nine but the essential challenge of reforms to the “surveillance capitalism” giants remains unaddressed. Kim Wingerei reports.

The Usual Suspects: oil and gas majors star in Australian tax heist

Angus Taylor’s rescue package for the oil industry is a testament to governments getting gamed by large corporations. The latest Tax Office transparency data shows oil and gas juggernauts are Australia’s biggest tax cheats, again, yet now they are crying for public subsidies – and getting them – to prop up their oil refineries. Michael West reports on the good and the bad in multinational tax dodging land.

Stephanie Tran’s Walkley Nomination

Stephanie Tran’s Walkley Nomination

We are excited that Stephanie Tran is one of three nominees for Student Journalist of the Year in the Walkley's 2021 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism. Stephanie's story, “State Capture: top corporations identified as members of both Liberal and Labor parties”, was a...

Landforces’ brothers in arms: how a weapons peddler qualified for charitable status

Landforces’ brothers in arms: how a weapons peddler qualified for charitable status

The Coalition is cracking down on charitable organisations. However, the Australian charity promoting arms deals on behalf of weapons makers that profit from humanitarian catastrophes is unlikely to be in the government’s sights. With the weapons expo LandForces wrapping up in Brisbane this week, Michelle Fahy delves into the charity behind LandForces.

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