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.
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The wife of former Chief of Army Peter Leahy is a director of a company that earned $2.2 million in revenue from federal government contracts before Leahy resigned as Chief.
Hollywood stars descended on the Venice Film Festival at the weekend for the opening of The Laundromat. Featuring Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas, the film tells the story of the Panama Papers, the biggest data leak in history.
Though routinely demonised in the Murdoch press, the numbers of asylum seekers arriving by boat are dwarfed by those arriving by plane. Former News Corp journalists Anthony Klan and Michael Sainsbury look at the latest numbers
Intellectual property rights are shaping up to be the key battleground as the trade war between the United States and China escalates. And Australia’s position favours the US, writes Clinton Fernandes, even though it is patently against Australia’s interests
Who will Gonski Gonski? The Gonski 2.0 proposals are flawed, heavy in bureaucracy and will stifle creativity in children, writes classroom teacher, Paul Johnson
Australia’s consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has released its long-awaited final report on the market power of Facebook and Google. Long on rhetoric (all 623 pages of it) and short on recommendations, it’s unlikely to dent the massive market power of these search and social media behemoths. Kim Wingerei reports.
The Liberal Party, its ideological ally the IPA and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have done a remarkable job of pushing the false narrative of superior Liberal economic management. The Labor Party has invited submissions to its 2019 campaign review. Alan Austin, who offers a solution.
Where does “the buck” stop? When it comes to corporations, the buck stops with the board. This is why directors are paid big bucks. They are ultimately responsible when allegations of corruption arise, as has been the case this week with dramatic revelations of Crown Resorts facilitating organised crime. Michael Sainsbury reports.
Hidden accounts, rapacious insolvency tactics, greedy bankers, weak government. The pillage of Arrium has been a travesty for shareholders and creditors and begs the question: should short-selling laws be upgraded to save vital industries from financial ruin?
The thuggish ClubsNSW, poker machine promoter extraordinaire and champion of NSW clubs’ billion dollar pokies income, is given to whining about media coverage of the predatory clubs pokies culture. Yet this publication is yet to hear “boo”.
The Government campaigned on a platform of surplus. “Superior economic management,” they claimed. Now, with the economy tanking, they are asking people to spend.
Facebook’s launch of its new cryptocurrency, Libra, might have given US lawmakers and financial regulators a fit of the collywobbles, but what’s in it for the consumer? Kim Wingerei checks out Libra’s potential.
An article in the Canadian media, “The Aussie Files: Scandal Of Criminal Proportions”, describes world disbelief over the Australian Federal Police raids and prosecution of whistleblower, David McBride. Author Derek Bodner reports.
The Coalition’s botched NBN is not just a costly technological failure, but a policy debacle that has cost Australia’s taxpayers billions of dollars. Kim Wingerei reports.
Six people exercise extraordinary power in the current parliament. They are the Senate cross-benchers, senators whose votes are wanted, and courted, by both the Coalition government and the Opposition – to either pass laws or block them.
Independent public interest journalism continues to attract larger audiences. Growth in online readership at www.michaelwest.com.au jumped to 67 per cent in the last quarter. Kim Wingerei at theIndependents.org.au reports.
“A million dead fish can’t be beat”, proclaimed one nomination for the inaugural Australia’s Most Hopeless Regulator (AMHR) Award. Indeed, in what is a fiercely contested field, the Murray Darling Basin Authority
It’s all here … a tax audit, a cover-up and a neighbour in the Oval Office. David Cay Johnston continues his investigation into super rich, tax dodging business owners like William Ingraham Koch.
In plain English, David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief, show how super rich business owners like William Ingraham Koch, one of the billionaire Koch brothers and Trump neighbour and supporter, can pocket vast sums without paying income tax.
Defying all odds, prospects for Adani’s coal mine in the Galilee Basin have never looked better. This is a risk for Australia, and the world
Insider trading, market manipulation, "pumping and dumping". It's a day in the life of the ASX writes investor Ben Pauley. Myriad complaints to the regulators however, backed up by evidence, have fallen on deaf ears. IT WAS September 2015 and Origin Energy...
The evidence is firming that the Government spent $80 million buying air, not water.
Those great economic and jobs numbers Trump brags about turn out to be just run-of-the-mill. Carter, Reagan Bush I and II plus Clinton all beat Trump. David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief reports. DONALD TRUMP keeps boasting about what...
It doesn’t come as a surprise that Labor’s plan for the NBN starts with a full-blown technical and financial review of the NBN, as announced yesterday morning by the Shadow Minister for Communication, Michelle Rowland. Paul Budde, one of the...
Trump likes to claim he's keeping his campaign promises, but most of them have been reversed. David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief, reports. DONALD TRUMP'S latest flip-flops on healthcare and the Mexican border continue a pattern of...