Is it any wonder the LNP do what ever Newscorp asks they just might print the facts (ODT)
Annual growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the December quarter was a dismal 2.34%. The quarterly rise was just 0.18%. The latter ranks an appalling 32nd out of the 36 OECD members. It ranks 77th out of the 92 countries worldwide which record growth quarterly. Lowest ranking ever, by far.
With an election looming these numbers should remove any lingering doubt regarding the Coalition’s incompetence in economic management.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hailed this week’s growth data with the mix of half-truths and blatant falsehoods we now expect from this Government:
‘With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in seven years … our economic foundations are in good shape’
Again, quite false. Australia’s jobless rate is at 5.02% is the same as it was back in 2011, when the whole world was in the worst global financial crisis in eighty years. Australia’s jobless rate then ranked sixth in the OECD. Now, after five years of strong global recovery, Australia ranks 17th.
The government decided to contribute funding to a Sky News show hosted by Warren Mundine after Mundine approached the office of Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion, Senate Estimates heard on Friday afternoon. There was also no clear guideline to measure the show’s success when deciding to double the funding for a second season, to an overall total of $330,000.
BuzzFeed News revealed in January that the Coalition government gave Mundine’s company $220,000 in 2018 as a grant towards funding his show, Mundine Means Business, on the cable TV news network, following an earlier award of funding in 2017.
In Jan. 2019 Mundine was announced as the new Liberal candidate for the marginal NSW seat of Gilmore, replacing the previously pre-selected candidate Grant Schultz.
“You can see the problem, though, can’t you?” asked McAllister. “What has taken place is that a person who is known to be very close to the prime minister, is sitting on the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, receives a direct grant which no other person was able to apply for, to develop a television program to raise his profile, and then that person nominates as a candidate for the Liberty party. I think the use of public resources in this way is totally unacceptable.”
ABC election analyst Antony Green predicts the ALP will win the Braddon and Longman by-elections and that Centre Alliance candidate Rebekha Sharkie will defeat Liberal candidate Georgina Downer in Mayo.
Bannon sent articles to white extremist leaders for line edits
Media Matters to Ofcom: Latest developments at Fox News prove the Murdochs aren’t fit to take over Sky
In the firing line is Ten’s news division. Staff fear their local weeknight bulletins will be replaced by a national news hour, produced by Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News. Sydney newsreader Sandra Sully is tipped to host the new service, which may retain the Eyewitness News branding. Share on Facebook SHAREShare on Twitter TWEETPopular Ten programs such as The Project will continue unchanged. For now.Popular Ten programs such as The Project will continue unchanged. For now. Photo: TenIt’s possible this bulletin will feature local news “windows”. Even so, viewers will see a drop in state-specific stories. Any cuts to news will affect Studio 10 and especially The Project. Every day, it uses Eyewitness News footage. Sometimes, it even borrows its equipment.
Channel Ten has gone into voluntary administration after its billionaire shareholders told it on the weekend they would no longer guarantee a key loan.
Fox News’ “ongoing culture of sexual harassment, its recent payouts of tens of millions of dollars of hush money, and most egregiously, its role in ending the careers of women who complained has been well documented in American media,” and it reveals an “utter disregard for the rights of women,” according to attorney Lisa Bloom.Bl
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is currently trying to take full control of the United Kingdom satellite broadcasting company Sky — which oversees Sky News. Such a move would increase media consolidation in the U.K., and it raises concerns that the Murdochs could seek to turn Sky News into a right-wing propaganda outlet like Fox News. In the c
The merger has been greeted with silence by ministers who usually welcome foreign investment. That’s because Murdoch is as controversial as ever
Politicians already kowtow to the News Corp owner. Someone must stand up to his bullying and stop the spread of his brand of toxic vitriol
Fox reached a preliminary deal to acquire full control of Sky Plc for $19 billion, a long term objective of Rupert Murdoch.