How will Media, Finance and AFP handle the evidence that the PM is a cheat?

By Margo Kingston, 8 October, 2013 It looks like the Prime Minister is a serial cheat. It’s hard to imagine a bigger test of the integrity and fairness of our democratic institutions than that. Will the press gallery get forensic and press for answers from the PM and action from the authorities? Will the AFP investigate? Will the Finance Department audit his enormous expenses claims while in opposition to search for more rorting? The AFP chose to prosecute Peter Slipper for falsely claiming less than $1,000 for an alleged private tour of wineries. It has now been revealed that Tony Abbott falsely claimed more than $1600 to attend the wedding of […]

The mysterious photo no-one took: New evidence for Press Council

Update 19 September, 2013: First the Press Council told complainant Anne Tan this photo was doctored, and not published by the Australian. We had evidence that it was, and in February Anne asked the Press Council to reopen its file. Seven months later the Press Council advised Anne that the photo WAS in the Oz and WAS NOT doctored. So how did the Press Council get it so wrong? Silence on that, so the mystery is still not solved. APC Letter to Ms Tan By Anne Tan February 22 2013 On 6 November, 2012, an article with accompanying photo appeared on Michael Smith’s blog site. The post included a weblink to The Australian, and the article Gillard […]

Who is wearing the Kafka mask at the ABC?

Publishers’ Note: The citizens journalism project Australians for Honest Politics is proud to announce that thanks to member donations we have commissioned Peter Clarke (@MediaActive), an elder of Australian journalism, to oversee reporting of the Jon Faine story. As a pioneer ABC radio interviewer, he is well placed to take us behind the story and explore its implications. Peter was initially loathe to take the commission as he is a friend of Mr Faine. Journalists often know people they report on, and I know Peter will bend over backwards to be impartial and get the facts right. – Margo & The Geek By Peter Clarke February 5, 2013 A remarkable […]