Author Archives: John Stapleton
World’s most secretive democracy. Absurd overreach of power. Secretive, ruthless and vindictive executive government.
Just how many own goals can one government make and still survive?
The truth is military authorities have no idea how many civilians have been killed by Australian bombs in the medieval streets of Iraq and Syria.
So it is done. The Coalition government has admitted defeat.
Complaints against the troubled broadband network have risen yet again with the latest Telecommunications Ombudsman’s Report, released this week, showing significant increases in complaints over the last year.
The leadership is in play. Diabolical polling ensures that.
The democratic contract is broken. The freedom of Australians to go about their daily lives without being watched by their government has vanished with barely a whisper of protest.
This is a government run on announceables. Even without the Budget blizzard, so far in 2018 we have had major announcements on everything from the so-called Gonski 2.0 education reforms, the establishment of an Australian arms industry to compete internationally, … Continue reading
Beyond the daily media coverage of the frenetic efforts of a failing Prime Minister, the biggest unexplored story in Australia of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership has been the massive expansion of state surveillance under his watch.
The Abbott and Turnbull governments have mounted the greatest attack on freedom of speech in Australian history.