AUKUS to JAUKUS or JAUKUSI – what’s next? The Indians are coming!

AUKUS to JAUKUS or JAUKUSI – what’s next? The Indians are coming!

Japan mooted as the next to join the AUKUS pact? India too, encouraged to join the anti-China team. But first, another set of Indians wants in. What’s the scam? The scam is the AUKUS Forum – a self-appointed ‘interest group’ hungry to share in the submarine loot....
Fake news or no news? The folly of the News Media Bargaining Code

Fake news or no news? The folly of the News Media Bargaining Code

Meta’s declaration that Facebook will no longer pay (some) Australian publishers for their news content has again highlighted the folly of the News Media Bargaining Code. It’s a poor solution to the wrong problem, Kim Wingerei writes. Facebook’s threat to jettison...
Forget the Bathurst 1000, enter the AUKUS 368. What’s the Scam?

Forget the Bathurst 1000, enter the AUKUS 368. What’s the Scam?

While the Government this week announced another billion-dollar handout to foreign shipyards, this time in the UK, the mayor of Bathurst is putting his hand up for the town’s share of some of the $368B AUKUS loot. What’s the scam? The really big scam, of course, is...
Banana Shire takes AUKUS by storm. What’s the scam?

Banana Shire takes AUKUS by storm. What’s the scam?

The by-now mythical figure of $368 billion for the AUKUS submarine mirage is creating a frenzy. So far, we’ve seen some of those billions go to shipyards in the US and the UK, but now Queensland’s Banana Shire wants their own slice of the action. What’s the scam? The...
War, what is it good for? Not for news anymore, it seems

War, what is it good for? Not for news anymore, it seems

Israel struck a Mosque in Gaza yesterday, a kindergarten too, fired rockets into Lebanon and raided the West Bank, but if you read today’s mainstream media headlines, the Middle East might as well be at peace. Like the war in Ukraine, it’s no longer front-page news in...
Westpac cops puny fine for insider trading. What’s the scam?

Westpac cops puny fine for insider trading. What’s the scam?

Westpac has been fined a paltry $1.8 million for a trade that netted the bank over $20M in behaviour akin to insider trading. Federal Court Justice Michael Lee found their conduct “risible.” What’s the scam? The scam was all in a day’s work back in September 2016 for...

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