Chris Uhlmann fails to declare Phil de Fegely as auctioneer – @Qldaah #Mediawatch #auspol






An auctioneer interviewed on an ABC negative gearing news story was presented as an housing investor.






Part 10 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 7 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 4 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Covering the Australian election campaign for 2016. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Politics on the Reef. Bumbling Barnaby. Carping on with Barnaby. Spendometers and black hole politics. Donations and the Mob. . (May 27, 2016) Day 20 – Politics on the Reef Australia bleached from UNESCO report John Englart reported, “A UNESCO report identifies World Heritage […]






From #Watergate to #Ashbygate: A review of “Ashbygate” the book, by Joan Evatt @Boeufblogginon






A few weeks ago Ross Jones and Dave Donovan, of Independent Australia, sent me messages asking me to review Ross’s book on the Ashbygate saga. Despite being as crook as Rookwood I was more than happy to agree, and in due course a copy appeared in my letterbox. I was in the middle of reading […]






The collected rage of Chris Kenny post-Abyan interview – @Qldaah #auspol






Analysis The Australian’s associate editor and former chief of staff to Malcolm Turnbull, Chris Kenny was the first and only journalist to be granted a visa to visit and report on the Australian asylum seeker detention centres located on the island nation of Nauru. Neither the paper or Kenny would confirm if the $8,000 application fee was paid. A […]






Time for @mediaalliance to take charge of secret tapes ethics debate: @margokingston1 #MediaMargo #MediaWatch






I sent this email to the Media Alliance today. Dear Media Alliance, Last night’s Media Watch discussed the ethical dispute among journalists over the ethics of recording interviewees without their permission. The dispute shows serious disagreement on the matter. The Age believes it is always ethical. Some others, including me, believe it it permissible only […]






Delivering transparency on Budget night: @Info_Aus invites you to the table






On April 24 Pia Waugh of the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) announced the first ever release of Australian Federal Budget Data in Excel and CSV formats. This is the culmination of both internal and external lobbying by open data and budget transparency advocates. There are many people within the Finance Department committed to improving […]






How the media stuffed up twice on $10 billion black hole yarn






Supreme confusion reigns among our esteemed media on the story, the players, their roles and the status of information released by the Government today. The Government claims that earlier performed departmental costings and modelling of the Coalition’s policies showed that they are likely to produce a $10 Billion black hole. Below is a quick summary […]






No Fibs Bennelong reporter @preciouspress counters Paul Sheehan race attack on @jasonyatsenli






By Jack Sumner 29 August 2013 In the Sydney Morning Herald today Paul Sheehan wrote “Labor pulls out race card in bid to win over Chinese“. His flimsy justification for this serious allegation is: “During the 2007 campaign, Labor shamelessly played the race card in Bennelong against Howard, emphasising Rudd’s fluency in Mandarin, his links to […]