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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions Angus Taylor Stack Clean Energy Agencies with Fossil Fuel Mates

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. The Morrison government has slashed renewables funding and stacked Australia’s renewable energy agencies with fossil fuel executives, leaving the likes of ARENA, CEFC and Snowy Hydro controlled by potentially regressive political appointees for years. … Continue Reading →

Culture Wars: Prime Minister Scott Morrison hides big spend on Australia Day

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. Scott Morrison’s government has cranked up Australia Day funding tenfold in two years to promote a celebration of which we can be proud, sorry, suspicious. Callum Foote investigates the mysterious National Australia Day Council, and busts… Continue Reading →

JoshKeeper: “Piss weak” Senate body in Tax Commissioner contempt row over JobKeeper Secrecy

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media The Australian Senate’s Privileges Committee, oft described as its most ‘powerful’ body, has found Australian Tax Office commissioner, Chris Jordan, not in contempt of the Senate for refusing to release the data on large… Continue Reading →

Freedom from Information: Thank You Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health.

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. Dear Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health, thank you for finally responding to our Freedom of Information request. We ask that, in future, you simply send us an old roll of toilet paper. An… Continue Reading →

AdRorts: Australia’s Health Minister, Comrade Greg Hunt, Deploys Communist Propaganda Tactics

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. “I suspect Orwell would see, as he did back in the 1930s, the rich and outrageous irony of governments using the resources of the people to manipulate them and to keep them acquiescent, passive… Continue Reading →

Feeding the Chooks: Scott Morrison’s Manipulation of Mainstream Media. The Best of 2020.

By Callum Foote and Michael West Scott Morrison has perfected the art of media manipulation by briefing a select club of Canberra correspondents at once, rather than leaking to individual media outlets. Callum Foote and Michael West report on the marketing genius of the… Continue Reading →

Oil Under Troubled Water: The Timor Sea Betrayal

By Callum Foote with Michael West Media Witness K has been in court, in closed-court proceedings nobody is meant to know about. He is on trial for doing the right thing. With the release of his book, Oil Under Troubled Water,… Continue Reading →

Want a High-paid Job at the Bank? Become a Politician

By Callum Foote with Michael West Media Australia’s banking sector is a haven for government ministers, prime ministers, state premiers and a slew of top bureaucrats. Our Revolving Doors investigation into this most mollycoddled of industries begins today. We expose,… Continue Reading →

Australian Defence Spending Continues to Rocket in Spite of Coronavirus Recession

By Callum Foote with Michael West Media The blow-out in Government spending on Defence continues unchecked and unabated despite the coronavirus. The bulk of it goes to multinationals who pay little or no tax in this country. Is nobody watching? Callum Foote looks… Continue Reading →

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