This article was originally published on Independent Australia on 8 July 2014. Why do corporate lobby groups like the IPA and fossil fuel front organisations like the Waubra Foundation retain ‘deductible gift recipient’ status, while genuine environmental charities like the … Continue reading
The age of entitlement is over in Australia — except for the dominant fossil fuel industry and those rich enough to be able to buy political patronage. Deputy editor Sandi Keane reports. Treasurer Joe Hockey urges all of us to “share … Continue reading
John Howard’s latest lies about the Iraq War remind us of his deep dishonesty and give the Government a new avenue to attack the Opposition
TONY ABBOTT is channelling his mentor, John Howard, in declaring the coming election to be about “trust”. But how sound is this for a campaign strategy? Howard and trust parted company when we found out Australia had invaded Iraq on the basis of a lie.
Do you have the feeling you are being conned, made a fool of – a sop? Well, you’re not alone. PR spin doctors have teamed up with all manner of political, ideological and corporate interests to sway your opinion on just about any subject you’d like to mention. Just when you thought your thoughts and opinions were your own, experts tell us that we are being coerced, unwittingly, to put others’ interests before our own. Continue reading
Deceiving the public these days is a lucrative industry with astroturfing and other socially engineered forms of brainwashing predicted to saturate the Australian media.
Experienced PR practitioners now cajole and co-erced you to sacrifice your interests for those of their clients. And the biggest clients are those with the biggest war chest and the most to fear – the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading