Despatch

Correcting Fairfax gossip column

At least journalists at The Australian called before they conducted their hatchet jobs the other day. Fairfax Media gossip columnist Joe Aston didn't bother...

Correcting News Corp’s misinformation about this website

Stories today and last Thursday in Rupert Murdoch's newspaper, The Australian, made a number of false imputations. We will address the main ones. GetUp! financed...

Adani white elephant hits another snag as GVK teeters at brink

Never was a white elephant so white ... and elephantine. Besides their empty cries that coal from Australia is good for the poor people of...

Communications: the art of not communicating

UPDATE Airbnb was first approached for an interview about tax avoidance and its failure to produce financial statements eight days ago on May 29. It...

Small business relief as big biz agrees to rein in payment times

Small businesses under pressure because they have been strung out as far as 120 days by big business before being paid, have won some...

Journalists slap the eject button in Fairfax redundancy offer

This morning at 10am is the deadline for journalists at Fairfax Media to accept the latest redundancy offer and management is about to be...

Opening Statement to Senate Inquiry into Journalism

Opening statement to the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism by Michael West, principal of independent journalism website michaelwest.com.au. Media coverage...

NSW land titles stinker has links to WA privatisation push

It's a stinker alright. An essential government service and profitable monopoly has gone offshore. Privatised. Zero consultation, widespread protest from professional groups. And the...

Closed-book on Facebook’s casebook

Facebook sooled its lawyers onto Sydney entrepreneur, John Maconochie, after Maconochie tried to set up a business with the word "book" in its name. Although...

Land titles privatisation: winners and losers

How superb is the plan by the NSW government to privatise the state's land titles office in order to fund the upgrade of two...

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