Kim Wingerei blog posts
“Without idealists, the pragmatists would have nothing to do…”
Our elected representatives own a lot of property. Not counting their homes, 126 of Canberra's 232 MPs and Senators own 297 properties between them, at least those that are declared. Nothing wrong with that, but does it affect their decisions?
The independent review into PwC's governance, culture and accountability by Ziggy Switkowski was made public today, except for the indepent part.
The diesel rebate accounts for the lion's share of the government's mining subsidies of $1 billion a month. The scam is that the rebate encourages diesel fuel consumption, while discouraging electrification.
The ACCC has launched Federal Court action against Qantas, alleging the airline continued selling tickets on flights already cancelled. It begs the question of who knew, when did they know, and why didn't they tell?
The Australian Competition Tribunal has backed the ACCC's decision to block the deal between telcos Telstra and TPG to share regional infrastructure. It is another blow for mobile coverage in the bush, so what's the scam?
The ACCC has just released its latest report on domestic airline competition. It concludes that there isn't enough of it, hence we - air travellers - get poor service and pay too much.
Justice Anthony Besanko found that Chris Masters and Nick Mackenzies and their publishers were substantially reporting the truth about Ben Roberts-Smith. It is a win for quality investigative journalism, but will we now see criminal charges against the former soldier?...
While PwC is struggling to contain what might be its very own Enron moment, the ATO, Treasury and the Senate are trying to figure out why nobody did anything about what everybody seemed to know. It's now a scandal too big to go away.
The coronation is underway in London with pomp and pageantry, ostentatious headgear and stolen jewels on marvellous display, and guests from dominions far away ready to genuflect. But while many look in dismay at this costly and archaic spectacle, support for the...
Echoing the "reds under the beds" scare campaigns of the fifties, Nine Media mastheads want us to believe that war with China is imminent. Elsewhere, we are led to believe that China is a model citizen of the world and means no harm to anyone.
If going to Bali and you're not married, don't have sex, they'll put you in gaol say Australian mainstream media, not checking the facts.
A politically safe budget lacking in courage to tackle energy prices, fossil fuel profiteering, housing
Jim Chalmer's first Federal Budget was politically astute, containging few surprises, and lacking in courage to tackle the big challenges.