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ROD TIFFEN. The Australian’s Wind Farm Reporting

The National Wind Farm Commissioner, Andrew Dyer, delivered his first annual report on March 31, covering the first 14 months of the agency’s operation since being set up by the Abbott government, with the support of conservative cross-bench senators. The … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. Chilcot – The Iraq war and Murdoch’s war on critics.

  On 1 July 2014, I posted a story about the role of News Corp and Rupert Murdoch in the Iraq disaster. The Chilcot Report confirms even more how News Corp publications misled readers and viciously attacked their opponents.  News … Continue reading

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Rod Tiffen. Murdoch’s declining influence.

Current Affairs Labor might not have noticed it yet, but Rupert Murdoch’s capacity to influence the outcome declines with each passing election. Over the past eight months, Victoria and Queensland have voted out first-term Liberal governments despite the best efforts … Continue reading

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Rod Tiffen. Murdoch blames Credlin

Does ‘Red Rupe” have any remaining ‘red’ beliefs? Murdoch was called ‘Red Rupe’ by his fellow Oxford students in the early 1950s.  He had a bust of Lenin on his mantle, was a member of the Labour Club and generally … Continue reading

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Rod Tiffen. ‘The Australian’ and tobacco consumption.

As the Australian approaches its 50th anniversary amid much self-congratulation, an insight into its editorial standards and how it conducts itself in controversies is provided by its recent reporting of competing claims over tobacco consumption. Tobacco is still the largest … Continue reading

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News Corp – a rogue organisation

The high farce of Ken Cowley’s interview by the Australian Financial Review, and the denials within 24-hours in The Australian, got me thinking again about News Corp*. I had worked with Rupert Murdoch and Ken Cowley for seven years in … Continue reading

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Is Tony Abbott still a climate change denier?

Tony Abbott claimed on his recent overseas trip that he takes human induced climate change “very seriously” Or was it just a diversion before his meeting with President Obama who does take the issue seriously. I hope he is no … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Anzac and hiding behind the valour of our military.

For those who may have missed this. I have reposted this earlier piece about Anzac and hiding behind our heroes.  John Menadue There is an unfortunate and continuing pattern in our history of going to war- that the more disastrous … Continue reading

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Rod Tiffen. Abbott contempt of court.

After the 2013 election, the ABC satirical program The Hamster Decides responded to an election night comment by the columnist for the Australian Chris Kenny that the ABC’s funding should be cut with an animated version of Kenny having intercourse … Continue reading

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