Murray Sayle and Phillip Knightley – Legends of Journalism recognised Two Sydney-born journalists, Murray Sayle and Phillip Knightley, were posthumously inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame on Friday, 10 November 2017. The Melbourne Press Club, organisers of the black tie and cocktail dress event, officially recognised Sayle and Knightley as “Legends of NSW Journalism”. To…

Psst! China’s President Xi just became the leader of the world If you had been reading the mainstream press in Australia or listening to the radio or watching television, you may be excused for missing the story that China’s President Xi Jinping has just been elevated to world leadership. By a unanimous vote, the 2,200 delegates…

Exploring Australia-China history Canberra writer and journalist Rob Macklin has written a highly relevant, timely and utterly riveting book on the intricate relationship between Australia and China. Over the years, I’ve read most of Macklin’s 28 books but this is his best. It’s a cracker. With China established as Australia’s major trading partner, and the Beijing…

Trump presidency spells end of American era President Donald Trump promised at his inauguration seven months ago that he would make “America great again”. Instead, he’s sending it broke. Much of the federal budget debt was inherited from the Democrats who had already approved and allocated colossal spending programmes as part of Hillary Clinton’s election…