A self-induced New Year’s Eve Train-wreak ~ Analyse the Media Personalities, not the ABC….

*Sigh….* Last night on the ABC, I watched something that I really wish I hadn’t.  It wasn’t a sex scene, it wasn’t anyone getting shot, stabbed or abused. It wasn’t even a simple case of bad language. Instead, it was a whole bunch of journalists, comedians and presenters embarrassing themselves on air during the New […]

Our Little Secret….. There’s No Excuses For It…..

A few weeks ago, my friend and colleague Monique Schafter gave me a heads up that a documentary on pedophilia that she’d been directing would soon be airing on the ABC. Entitled “Our Little Secret”, Monique’s documentary follows the personal survival story of Chas Fisher and his pursuit to determine what makes some people sexually […]

Missing the story – Indonesia’s been asking for and using “Phone Tapping” technology for years

Over the past few days I’ve been getting rather bemused by the phone tapping scandal that’s been hiting the Australian and Indonesian Governments.  However the events surrounding this scandal haven’t surprised me anywhere near as much as some of the comments that have been made about it.  Namely, that Indonesia didn’t have a clue that […]

The Internet isn’t the problem, the loss of the “story” is…. Freelancers and Media Business Models….

A few days ago, Andrew Stafford posted one hell of an interesting article on Mumbrella about freelance journalists and other content producers not getting paid for the material that they produce, by various media outlets.  Needless to say, it was fiery and gave me the general feeling that a river of blood had been created […]

God Save Our….. Tax Dollars? Senator Eggleston and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

With all the news about strange travel claims being made by Australia’s politicians, one of the most princely claims that I’ve come across so far has been the one by Senator (Doctor) Alan Eggleston from the 2nd to the 10th of June last year in London.   Now as the ardent Monarchists amongst you will know, […]

The Turnbulls and the shares in Leighton Holdings’ parent company, Hochtief AG……

With the news that Leighton Holdings is under a major Federal investigation over approximately $50 million worth of kickbacks and other forms of corruption within Indonesia and the Middle East, some serious questions need to be asked of The Honourable Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy, in relation to their involvement with […]

Albanese admitted his leading role in the deposing of Gillard on Election Night…..

Earlier today, the following exchange between Barrie Cassidy and The Hon. Anthony Albanese took place about loyalty on the ABC’s Insiders program, in relation to The Hon. Kevin Rudd and the overthrow of Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard earlier this year.  This statement by Mr Albanese is in stark contrast to his comments on the […]

The Liberals’ Jaymes Diaz is going for a “Greenway” in more ways than one (videos attached)

Just when you think things couldn’t get any weirder in this election, two new videos and a website involving the Liberals’ Candidate for Greenway Jayme Diaz have emerged over the course of the past few hours which throw further water upon his electoral flame.  This includes an extended video of Channel 7’s encounter with Jaymes […]

Ian MacDonald and Lee Rhiannon: How many (Australian) Green(s) Miners are there?

As an interesting sidenote to the scandals surrounding former NSW Agriculture and Natural Resources Minister Ian MacDonald and the mining industry, during the research for my previous article I came across the NSW Greens’ voting record for the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Bill of 2005. As well as this, I also came across […]

If Rudd is serious about cleaning up NSW Labor, then Albanese and Cameron need addressing….

Early on Sunday morning on the ABC’s Insiders program, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the following statement to Barrie Cassidy in response to a question on the health of the Australian Labor Party and the current election campaign: Thirdly, I think we also saw something wrong happening in the Labor Party. We’ve seen of course […]

Further Pecuniary Interest Problems Shroud Kevin Rudd’s Office

Last week I published a story that questioned the accuracy of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Pecuniary Interest statements.  This story focused predominantly on the Canberra (35 Mueller St, Yarralumla) and Noosa (“Ocean Blue”) properties that The Rudds own, not to mention the way that they were officially referenced by Mr Rudd, in accordance with Standing […]

We seriously need to talk about Kevin’s undisclosed income….

With Kevin Rudd’s return to the Prime Ministers’ Office, there’s been a whole raft of questions that have arisen about the state of the Federal wing of the Australian Labour Party. From Jessica Rudd raising the heckles of a lot of members of both the Public Service and the Press Gallery within Parliament House through […]