Category Archives: Government

Jeff Kennett fitted the profile of a dictator and Dan Andrews does not

By Glen Davis

The Herald Sun is the Victorian flagship of the Murdoch media empire. its bias is as blatant as the Collingwood cheer squad. Since the early 1990’s it has been little more thana cheer squad for the Liberal Party. The latter period of the Cain/Kirner Australian Labour Party (ALP) governments saw nonstop vitriolic attacks from this newspaper, combined with lavish adoration of their state opposition. Continue reading Jeff Kennett fitted the profile of a dictator and Dan Andrews does not

AUKUS is tied to the economic and political decline of the United States

By Joe Montero

At a time of worsening international tensions, it would make a great deal of sense for Australia to be playing a constructive role towards reducing these tensions. Sadly, with Scott Morrison and his gang in Canberra, Australia has been dragged into moves that do the opposite. Continue reading AUKUS is tied to the economic and political decline of the United States

Government fights to keep secret Robo Debt documents

The government is fighting hard to prevent the disclosure of documents that stand to expose the political  nature of the Robo Debt program. Allegations that the creation of debt was deliberately engineered to discourage applying for benefits. These documents may shed some light on his. Luke Henriques-Gomes writes (The Guardian 23 June 2021) about IT expert Justin Warren, who has been fighting to get them.

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Morrison government and media join in hypocritical and false defence of democracy

By Joe Montero

There is a great deal of hypocrisy when the Morrison government and big media led by Rupert Murdoch’s empire make a stand for who they call fighters for democracy and turn a blind eye to others. Their choice is very selective. It all depends on whether the person concerned lines up with their political interests. Continue reading Morrison government and media join in hypocritical and false defence of democracy