Tag: funding

Federal Government faces pressure over $18 million charity funding

In response to Labor Senator Tim Ayres’ questions, a First Assistant Secretary in PM&C Department, John Reid, stated that he believed the Australian Future Leaders Program did not yet have a physical office, phone number, website, nor had it employed any staff.

Source: Federal Government faces pressure over $18 million charity funding

‘Ukrainian Blood on Their Hands’: Analysis Details How Big Oil Funded Putin’s War Chest

Greenpeace protest

“Fossil fuels are the currency of despots, dictators, and warmongers. Our global reliance on oil and gas is not only killing our planet but also making the world a less safe and equal place.”

Source: ‘Ukrainian Blood on Their Hands’: Analysis Details How Big Oil Funded Putin’s War Chest

How Australian science funding has reached crisis point

Australia has been a world leader in scientific research. But as funding becomes more and more elusive, morale in the community has plummeted.

The Dark Ages have been returned to Australia all in favor of power to deliver unfounded political narratives. The Minister in charge of dismantling reasoned and researched thought none other than a graduate of  Duntroon’s College of Bastardisation and Sexual Abuse  ex- Captain Stuart Robert

Sebo, a researcher at Flinders University, had spent much of the last three years writing a government grant request to study right-wing extremism. It would fund the next chunk of her career. And she was pretty sure she was getting it; the comments from her government reviewers had been “incredibly positive”. It was over, Sebo’s colleague told her. There would be no grant. She logged onto the research grant system to find out what was happened. “It had a little sentence that said ‘Recommended to but not funded by the Minister’. That’s how I found out, and that’s the only official communication we’ve ever had.”

Source: How Australian science funding has reached crisis point

Private school funding rises five-fold while public school funding stagnates – Michael West Media

Why has Australia gone backward in the past decade in comparison to the rest of the world?

New school funding figures show that government funding for private schools increased by nearly five times that for public schools over the last 10 years, writes Trevor Cobbold.

Source: Private school funding rises five-fold while public school funding stagnates – Michael West Media

Defamation disaster: bid to muzzle journalists, teachers, no more than a lawyers’ fee-fest – Michael West Media

Meyer Vandenberg, defamation

A Google search of the parties to this case reveals five pages of results. To date, the case of their aggrieved client has been reported across most of Australia’s major media outlets, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, news.com.au, NCA Newswire, and News Corp websites in every Australian capital city. It even garnered international coverage in The Economist and South China Morning Post. This might not have been the expected outcome for their client, but for Meyer Vandenberg its failed campaign of defamation threats ended up delivering the firm billable hours which would have run well into six figures. Any embarrassment to the firm’s partners has been well and truly cushioned by the fees. What began as a lawyers’ picnic eventually turned into shark-like fee feeding frenzy, with a total of 13 lawyers from both sides feasting on the carcass of Meyer Vandenberg’s ill-fated attempt to silence critics of the Morrison government. The question which hangs around is exactly who footed the bill?

Source: Defamation disaster: bid to muzzle journalists, teachers, no more than a lawyers’ fee-fest – Michael West Media