Category Archives: Corruption

A Bucketload of whitewash: Sue Gray’s report shows consequences are for the little people

There is immunity for the silver spoons sand none for the working-class British, says Owen Jones The Guardian 25 May 2022). The Partygate investigation reveals that security staff and cleaners were treated abysmally. The police brass refused to investigate the illegal parties. Meanwhile, those without the protection of power were treated harshly. prime Minister Boris Johnson’s excuse is long hours of work at 10 Downing Street. A pity similar consideration hasn’t been offered to nurses and other health workers battling the Covid pandemic. Their real wages have been cut. But Partygate is not their greatest crime. They have done much worse.

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The corruption of corporate political donations is still here

By Jim Hayes

You can tell we are entering election season. Corporate donations are rolling into the political parties. The fossil fuel companies are there and have officially handed over are $1 million. The comes from analysis by environment campaign group 350.org of Australian Electoral Commission data. Top of the list though is he world of finance. Continue reading The corruption of corporate political donations is still here

The Pandora Papers show the scale of global web of deceit for the rich and powerful

By Joe Montero

The attest trove of leaked documents to go public have become known as the Pandora Papers. Those that have been released implicate 35 current and former world leaders, and the list includes about 400 Australians. Continue reading The Pandora Papers show the scale of global web of deceit for the rich and powerful

Coal companies are being helped to sidestep protection of the environment

From New South Wales

Australia has been lied to. Environmental protection rules are being pushed aside to help new coal mines to operate with impunity. A key centre is New South Wales, where the federal and state governments have allowed companies to push back deadlines to meet deadlines on their sites. Continue reading Coal companies are being helped to sidestep protection of the environment

Central banks helping funnel trillions of dollars into fossil fuels despite climate pledges

Theodore Whyte (Resilience 26 August 2021) argues that central banks across the world are being less than honest about pledges to pull out of the fossil fuel industry when they are doing the opposite. A campaign marketing to build a positive image for  population concerned about the climate crisis, is not the same thing as acting on it.

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Revealed documents show the bad side of Bob Hawke

By Joe Montero

On 4 July American celebrated their 4 July. This I s their day of independence, marking victory over Britain and the end of being a colony. The American revolution was important. It inspired the word, stood for freedom from tyranny and the right of a people to choose their own future. This is worth celebrating. Continue reading Revealed documents show the bad side of Bob Hawke