Callum Foote

Callum Foote is a journalist and Revolving Doors editor for Michael West Media. Callum has studied the impact of undue corporate influence over Australian policy decisions and the impact this has on popular interests. https://www.facebook.com/CallumFooteJourno https://twitter.com/CallumDRFoote

Callum Foote is a journalist and Revolving Doors editor for Michael West Media. Callum has studied the impact of undue corporate influence over Australian policy decisions and the impact this has on popular interests. https://www.facebook.com/CallumFooteJourno https://twitter.com/CallumDRFoote


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Australia’s fossil fuel miners and drillers may be receiving more in government subsidies than they pay in royalties. An investigation...

Mining lobby exaggerates taxes and royalties paid by $45 billion

The mining industry has exaggerated its contribution in taxes and royalties to Australian governments by an estimated $45 billion over...

Astra Zeneca vaccine not effective against new Covid strains as African variant spreads to Indonesia

New studies show the Astra Zeneca vaccine, the workhorse of Australia's vaccine program, is just 10% effective against the virulent...

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NSW Liberals and Nationals snuck through floodplain harvesting legislation potentially devastating the already fragile Murray Darling system.

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Following Michael West Media’s report on domain squatting by the NSW Nationals in the lead-up to the Upper Hunter by-election,...

Domain Squatters: Nationals play dirty website tactics to defeat foes in NSW by-election

The Nationals are counterfeiting the online identities of their political foes in a critical by-election in NSW by registering other...

BossKeeper: ports giant Qube bullies its way into Jobkeeper and plush bonuses

Shipping group Qube Holdings will give back $17m in JobKeeper subsidies but pockets $13.5m and some fancy executive bonuses despite...

War for Water: foreign investor firepower over Australian farmers in water deals

The "corporatisation" of Australian farming continues apace. Almost 14% of agricultural land is now owned by foreign investors who, according...

Bushfire Rorts: excess grants for sky-divers but no toilets for firefighters

A skydiving adventure park in a National Party electorate was showered in bushfire grants, getting far more than it asked...

AdRorts: Comrade Hunt deploys Communist propaganda tactics in government advertising

“I suspect Orwell would see, as he did back in the 1930s, the rich and outrageous irony of governments using...

Uber Xploitation: Uber’s secret settlement presages a wave of lawsuits

​The Government’s fetish for deregulation play right into the hands of predatory multinationals Uber and Deliveroo which exploit both Australia’s...

Fracking Madness: “hottest play on the planet” or giant sinkhole for public money?

“The hottest play on the planet,” Keith Pitt calls it. Resources Minister Pitt and his government are keen to open...

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