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Sitting Ducks: spread of Carbon Border Tax schemes leaves Australia defenceless on climate

The sudden, global move to tax carbon puts billions of Australian coal and gas exports at risk, indeed this country’s largest sources of income. Hard on the heels of the EU’s carbon border tax declaration, the US declared a carbon border scheme. Others are poised to follow. Callum Foote and Michael West report on the immense risk to Australia’s largest source of income.

La Fiesta Barilaro: What’s the Scam?

A alleged member of the family of Deputy Premier John Barilaro has been allegedly fined by the NSW Police for allegedly breaching lockdown in NSW and ACT. What's the alleged scam?The scam is that Michael West Media has declined to identify the persons allegedly...

Carbon Bomb Beetaloo: world goes net zero, yet Coalition steps on the gas, Labor nods

Tracts the size of Bulgaria open for oil and gas exploration, along with generous government subsidies for foreign oil companies. Just as the world is tackling climate change, Australia is accelerating its fossil fuel production, and in almost every state and territory. Callum Foote investigates the bizarre hand-outs for a foreign hedge fund drilling for gas and the carve up of the NT’s Beetaloo Basin.

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Labor Narrowly Avoids Developing Policy

Labor Narrowly Avoids Developing Policy

<!– by The Shovel –> The Opposition has come within a whisker of developing a plan for the future, it has been revealed. Sources say the party room was shaken by the close call. “There was a discussion which was heading very quickly towards an...

Karen Andrews on war powers reform

Karen Andrews on war powers reform

When asked whether Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews believed Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad, Minister Andrews’ office directed our enquiry to the Defence Minister’s office. Minister for Defence Peter...

State of Surveillance: if Pegasus can hack Jeff Bezos’ phone, is there anywhere to hide?

State of Surveillance: if Pegasus can hack Jeff Bezos’ phone, is there anywhere to hide?

Israeli firm NSO Group has created spyware which can hack a smartphone, beat encryption and access every bit of our data, live-time, just like reading over somebody’s shoulder. Human rights activist and cyber-security expert Manal al Sharif examines the implications. This is the first in Manal al Sharif’s Tech4Evil series which exposes the threat of Big Tech on our minds, our humanity and democracy itself. Exclusive.

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