It is clear that the “misconduct” of the senior executives of AMP is far worse than the “misconduct” of the senior executives of Rio Tinto and the revelation of this misconduct by the Royal Commission had a material effect on the share price of AMP shares.Read More
Author: Sandi Keane
What exactly is meant by the term post-truth? Paradoxically, post-truth is among the most-talked-about yet least-well-defined meme words of our time. In this essay, the University of Sydney’s Professor John Keane contends that the best weapon against post-truth is democracy. Democracy being a living reminder that truths are never self-evident, and that what counts as truth is a matter of interpretation. WE LIVE in an unfinished revolutionary age of communicative abundance. Networked digital machines and information flows are slowly but surely shaping practically every institution in which we live our daily lives. For the first time in history, thanks to...Read More
Heads you win, tails we lose. Is this a guiding principle in the privatisation of Australia’s biggest infrastructure project, WestConnex? As laid out in our “Blind Faith” investigation, the government of NSW has tilted the playing field in favour of WestConnex bidders thanks to a scheme to artificially make the tollroads longer, and by jacking up both the number of roads tolled and the tolls themselves.Read More
In the endless election cycle that Australian politics has become, Malcolm Turnbull is facing a greater threat to his chances of an against-the-odds win than the citizenship ruckus, Tony Abbott-led right-wing white-anting and Labor party polling strength combined: the economy, stupid. Asian-based freelance journalist and China-watcher, Michael Sainsbury, reports. THE THREATS are largely external and from Australia’s greatest “friends” – trade paramour China and joined-at-the-hip strategic bedfellow the United States – and therefore un-manageable from Canberra. Topping off what is an emerging perfect economic storm is the potential hit to the housing market triggered by the banking Royal commission....Read More
Helen Bender tragically lost her father, fifth generation farmer, George Bender, after a long, pitched battle with the invasive CSG industry. George took his own life on 14 October, 2015, aged 68 years. Helen has carried on his legacy fighting for the rights of farmers. Her story about CSG and two Queensland towns – Goondiwindi and Miles – was related on her Facebook page yesterday. For Helen, it’s not just the farmers’ fight now. As she said, “It will take more than a regional community to lock the door to the coal seam gas industry and/or our corrupt governments...Read More
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