The big dollars of defence spending are going to weapons makers from the US, France and Britain, while locally, lawyers, accountants and management consultants are in the frame. Marcus Reubenstein reports.
There’s little evidence that Australian wine makers are dumping their product, so it appears China’s latest threat to slap tariffs on exporters has more to do with diplomatic relations, writes Marcus Reubenstein.
Trump is adding to the US sanctions list at a rate never seen before, without Congressional oversight or the requirement to produce evidence. Sanctioning the International Criminal Court over its unanimous ruling to investigate US military personnel for alleged war crimes could see the names of victims of war crimes added to a list previously reserved for terrorists, war criminals, dictators and international drug lords.
Decode China, a new China news service in Australia is funded by the US State Department and has links to Falun Gong and ASPI, which is funded also by US arms manufacturers.
Funded by the Department of Defence, the Australia Strategic Policy Institute collects millions more as it drives the “China threat” narrative. As Marcus Reubenstein reports, while ASPI is the media’s go-to experts for public comment, ASPI is remarkably coy about revealing all its funding sources.
The world is entitled to know the origins of COVID-19 and exactly how the outbreak began and how it was handled by every major nation, including China, given the pandemic alarm was raised back in September 2019
A split between the nation’s economists is emerging over the immediate future of Australia’s COVID-19 lock-down. Marcus Reubenstein reports.
What he didn’t say was that Uber was in the process of shifting assets from Bermuda to the Netherlands in order to create a US$6.1 billion tax deduction. This is the second in a series of Uber investigations
Chinese drivers are earning well above average income while Aussie Uber drivers can’t make minimum wage. Marcus Reubenstein reports.In the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 30 year-old Mr. Li is driving me from the city’s east to the main intercity bus terminal. The...
A week after approval of its takeover of Bellamy’s, China Mengniu picks up a bundle of Australia’s best-known dairy brands … and some criticism as part of the bargain. Marcus Ruebenstein reports.
Once venerable, the Nine Entertainment-owned Fairfax press has sunk to holding comedians to account and protecting corrupt government. Michael Tanner on the rise of vloggers and the stoush between Youtuber Friendlyjordies and the mainstream media.
A former commander of two Collins Class submarines, Andy Keough, has made an influential transition from uniform into corporate life. After 22 years in the Royal Australian Navy, Keough took up a business development role in submarines for global arms giant Thales, next moving on to Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC). In 2015 Keough joined the SA Government’s powerful DefenceSA as Chief Executive before being headhunted in 2017 as MD for Saab Technologies. Internationally, Saab ranks 30th in SIPRI’s Top 100 Arms-Producing and Military Services Companies. Keough’s influence extends onto important boards, including the South Australian education board, the SA Training and Skills Commission, and a defence-related board with Adelaide University, among others.
Radical Republicans rammed the Trump tax law through Congress without a single hearing or Democratic vote. The numbers are in: the rich made out like bandits and the rest got three-fifths of bugger all, writes David Cay Johnston.
Bankrolled by arms manufacturers, the Australian War Memorial has morphed from being a reflective space where we could remember and honour fallen Australians into a war advertisement, writes William De Maria.
Under the foreign interference legislation, Ian Cunliffe, a lawyer with 50 years’ experience, faces many decades in jail for daring to influence public policy with his campaigning. His fate now rests in the hands of Attorney General Christian Porter.