Kim Wingerei

Kim Wingerei is a businessman turned writer and commentator. He is passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Originally from Norway, Kim has lived in Australia for 30 years. Author of ‘Why Democracy is Broken – A Blueprint for Change’. 

Kim Wingerei is a businessman turned writer and commentator. He is passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Originally from Norway, Kim has lived in Australia for 30 years. Author of ‘Why Democracy is Broken – A Blueprint for Change’. 


Sports rorter Bridget McKenzie back on the front bench courtesy of Barnaby Joyce

Bridget McKenzie was forced to resign in February 2020 after the "sports rorts" affair but, as are the ways of...

Barnaby Joyce is back – questions about his conduct remain

Barnaby Joyce proves that a history of questionable conduct, pork barrelling and shady dealings with water rights is no obstacle...

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...

Laughing Stock: Australia’s new media code rivals our climate policy for absurdity

Google good, Facebook bad. That sums up mainstream media coverage of the Coalition government's bizarre new media code. Google paid...

Pay The Bully? Townsville paper hits peak nasty as Rupert Murdoch demands bail-out

Hiding behind a pay wall and in hoc to its advertisers, The Townsville Bulletin is a law unto itself in...

Google & Facebook laws just a back rub for News and Nine

Google threatens to withdraw search from Australia and Facebook to remove news posts. These are not idle threats. Is propping...

Internet’s founder, US officials slap down News and Nine’s crusade on Google

Is Government intervention viable, or just a favour for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Peter Costello's Nine Entertainment? Opposition is...

Google and Facebook draft laws – yes, a tawdry government mates deal for News and Nine

After a year of reports, submissions and public inquiries – and much posturing on all sides – the Government has...

Budget unanimity – a spending feast of least resistance, devoid of ideas and vision – and little ingenuity

A few days after the “budget to beat all budgets” was announced, what is most noticeable is not the expected...

Backflips and somersaults – the NBN black comedy takes a new twist

There are those who do back-flips, and triple backward somersaults with a twist. Then there is Communications Minister Paul Fletcher....

Old Media v New: can government do Murdoch’s bidding and force Google to pay for news?

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp reckons it's $1 billion. Google reckons it's a piddling $10 million. News and Nine Entertainment have...

Federal ICAC calls: lack of transparency leads to unethical behaviour

We are all much more likely to do the right thing when we know we are being watched. Our elected...

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