Tag: secrets

Department of Defence captured by foreign weapons makers Thales, BAE – Michael West

Defence investigates itself How “independent” or effective a review is it when a department secretly investigates itself and its contractors by appointing an existing contractor to conduct the review, does not make public the review’s existence or its terms of reference, and keeps any resulting report secret?

Defence says the review found “no evidence” of inappropriate excess charges. This is despite three stories the same day in The Weekend Australian containing detailed allegations. So serious were the allegations, they were escalated up to Defence’s assistant secretary of fraud control who reportedly then referred several matters to the Independent Assurance Business Analysis and Reform Branch of Defence. Is Defence saying multiple audit and fraud officials, including at the most senior levels, all got it wrong? Are we being asked to conclude that senior Defence fraud officials cannot accurately identify inappropriate excess charges? It seems there is a serious problem then, no matter which way we look at it.

Department of Defence captured by foreign weapons makers Thales, BAE – Michael West

Snow Job: why the cover-up over Snowy Hydro 2.0? – Michael West

Snowy Hydro 2.0

From Abbott to Morrison we have seen the rise of Australia’s most Secretive non tranparent Government (ODT)

The National Parks Association of NSW and ex-Energy Australia chair Ted Woodley are considering a legal challenge to the $10 billion Snowy 2.0, which they say will push back the transition to renewable energy and destroy thousands of hectares of national park, in light of the fact that the whole project hinges on a 30-year-old report which is being kept secret writes Callum Foote.

via Snow Job: why the cover-up over Snowy Hydro 2.0? – Michael West

George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What sort of democracy are we? We are not allowed to know about the Lambie secret deal or the content of the Taylor emails; nor the circumstances of the secret trial jailing or witness J or the contents of an AFP report about George Christensen; and we are not allowed to know why Pastor Houston isn’t allowed into the White House. Why?

This government takes our right to know what they are doing very lightly.

via George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Government wants to prevent Senate inquiry into Angus Taylor but One Nation has the deciding vote – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mr Taylor looks to journalists, not pictured, as he answers questions at a press conference. Mr Morrison is standing behind him.

via Government wants to prevent Senate inquiry into Angus Taylor but One Nation has the deciding vote – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Afghan Files: Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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It’s what the LNP did with the history of this nation they went to war the ALP took them out of Vietnam and the LNP kept helping in more Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, all losing ones. They needed a winning war and decided on calling Asylum seekers “illegals” saying ‘Nope to the Malaysian Solution and telling Australia that they were winning a just war against “deplorables”. A Democracy is diminished when it’s government has too many secrets and buys and lies their way into power without any reasoned policies just scare mongering on the undeclared donations of Palmer and Murdoch. (ODT)

via The Afghan Files: Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Paladin: Closed tenders and shady dealings

The Paladin Group is a small company with a shack on Kangaroo Island – until last week – as its head office.

After all the media interest, as well as a PO Box in Singapore, Paladin now has an office in Canberra. The phone might even work.

According to its website, Paladin is ‘… a leading provider of project support services in the Asia-Pacific.’

via Paladin: Closed tenders and shady dealings

Bosses at world’s most ambitious clean coal plant kept problems secret for years | US news | The Guardian

kemper plant

Disclosure regarding the $7.5bn Kemper plant in Mississippi throws further cloud over promise of clean coal energy

How America’s clean coal dream unravelled

via Bosses at world’s most ambitious clean coal plant kept problems secret for years | US news | The Guardian

UK minister Priti Patel secretly urged aid for al-Qaida via Israel | The Electronic Intifada

Underreported, but well-documented, the Israeli army occupying the Golan Heights uses its field hospitals to treat anti-government fighters involved in the war in Syria – including members of factions linked to al-Qaida.

 

UK minister Priti Patel secretly urged aid for al-Qaida via Israel | The Electronic Intifada