Author: Michael West

Gas: importing exports will lead to more profiteering

Australia is destined to become the world’s biggest exporter of gas, writes analyst Bruce Robertson. Importing gas to solve the challenge of rampaging gas prices is ludicrous and only paves the way for the gas cartel to further profiteer at the expense of consumers. The answer is clear; a “domestic reservation policy” which earmarks Australian gas for Australia consumers. What is lacking is political will.

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Hobson’s choice: corporate reputation, secrecy and identity theft

Corporations rarely fess up to data-breaches and identity theft. To do so might invite a public relations disaster, a run on their customer base. Do they have a choice, and will victims continue to receive secret settlements? This is an edited text of an address on identity theft prepared for the Legal Services Commission of South Australia’s annual conference on Friday.

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Crushing dissent

what they had not anticipated was that Robertson would go public and that his “allegations” – rather than being unfounded and defamatory, reckless, disparaging, dishonest, misleading, extremely false and denigrating – were true.

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