Tag: Crikey

Scott Morrison’s subs deal trashed all the rules of ethical procurement

The PM’s dishonesty in dealing with the French has left Australia in the invidious position of being a country that can never be trusted again.

Source: Scott Morrison’s subs deal trashed all the rules of ethical procurement

Deciphering AUKUS: it’s not really about the submarines

Biden’s desire for an alliance against China in pursuit of a return to “rules-based order” — heavily slanted in favour of the West — has been oft-expressed. The south must be ruled out. But so too, it would seem, must be the EU. Germany is still dependent on exports to China for its prosperity, and the Belt and Road Initiative is increasing China-EU trade at a cracking pace.If the US doesn’t trust the EU regarding China, it would have a major interest in breaking any link between Australia and France, as the latter remains a Pacific power. It would have been ridiculous to mobilise NATO in the Indo-Pacific with the EU about to announce its own common defence plan. The US doesn’t want equals in its new alliance, but subordinates who look like equals. Australia has played that role for decades, knows it by heart. But the UK? Well, AUKUS from its end forms part of a new post-Brexit “global Britain” push. What could be more global than policing your old imperial waters? Does it actively want to do that? Maybe. Maybe not. But what it needs from the US is a free trade agreement.Biden had said that the UK was at the back of the queue, especially if Brexit wrecked the “Good Friday agree

Source: Deciphering AUKUS: it’s not really about the submarines

A Dossier of Lies and Falsehoods • Crikey

A Dossier of Lies and Falsehoods Archives

This Crikey investigation labels the prime minister something no leader would want to be called. We don’t really want to do it. But the time has come.

‘Without truth, no democracy can stand’: why we are calling out the prime minister

Today Crikey publishes an uncomfortable but important investigation that exposes the prime minister as a systemic, consistent and unremitting public liar.

Source: A Dossier of Lies and Falsehoods • Crikey

Dennis Atkins: Scott Morrison’s four favourite ways to bend the truth

The four ways to find Scott Morrison's lies

This makes the release today of Crikey’s A Dossier of Lies and Falsehoods – covering 16 documented lies and 11 falsehoods from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, all backed with referenced source – surprising only because it is overdue. Crikey has been careful, only picking those matters they can back with documented facts and evidence.

Source: Dennis Atkins: Scott Morrison’s four favourite ways to bend the truth

Crikey’s malicious attempt to discredit victim in Porter rape allegation

Crikey has published an appalling confection, promoted by others in the media, to cast doubt on the victim’s account and engender sympathy for alleged perpetrator Attorney-General Christian Porter, writes Dr Jennifer Wilson.

Crikey’s malicious attempt to discredit victim in Porter rape allegation