Bali and the coronoavirus – what comes next?

Bali and the coronoavirus – what comes next?

The Bali economy is in dire straits but the hospitals are not overflowing and morgues reporting business as usual. Is it luck? Are the statistics lulling us into a false sense of security or could we actually be welcoming tourists back before the year is out?...
My week with Malcolm and the hypocrisy of our democracy

My week with Malcolm and the hypocrisy of our democracy

Otto von Bismarck (in)famously said: “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable – the art of the next best”. It is a sentiment I abhor. And Malcolm Turnbull’s tome of atonement – “A Bigger Picture” – unwittingly demonstrates with abundant...
Latest Podcast – talking #auspol with Denise Shrivell

Latest Podcast – talking #auspol with Denise Shrivell

Always a pleasure talking to Denise Shrivell – the ‘founder’ of the #auspol tag on Twitter and a daily voice of reason and compassion. We cover everything from bushfires to Facebook and the changing media landscape.

The curious case of a merger opposed

The curious case of a merger opposed

The ACCC is trying to stop TPG and Vodafone from merging – if they succeed, they are bound to fail on appeal. Clver strategy or over reach?

Political bribery and a Federal ICAC

Political bribery and a Federal ICAC

Political bribery includes donations of all kinds. Being clear about this should precede establishing a federal Independent Commission against Corruption .

ACCC takes on the Internet giants – sort of…

ACCC takes on the Internet giants – sort of…

The ACCC digital platform inquiry is a mixture of some real reform suggestions and the usual tinkering around the edges of a flawed regulatory regime. It is a step in the right direction, but short on vision and devoid of courage to take the lead.

The Corpocracy Rules!

The Corpocracy Rules!

Interview with independent journalist Michael West abou the corpocracy, defamation laws, watergate, business tax avodiance and the often unhealthy intersection between business and government.

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