STOP PRESS. Global Scoop! Rich bastards and multi-national companies don’t pay tax. Really!! … America’s squillionaires to be outed next … how Panama Papers will help Bernie Sanders in Big Apple primary … speechwriter Bob Ellis re-assessed Fat cats caught in Panamagate A truckload of documents from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca has exposed a…

Late Traffic News Long overdue road safety signs spotted on a main road near the Bruce Highway in Queensland declare: DON’T SLEEP AND DRIVE Australia’s sub-prime economy is sinking fast In 2008, sub-prime mortgages brought the US banking system and Wall Street to their knees. Thousands of mortgagees were kicked out of their homes, businesses…

In his farewell speech on 15 September 2015 after Liberal MPs dumped him as prime minister, Tony Abbott said: “My pledge today is to make this change as easy as I can. There will be no wrecking, no undermining and no sniping. “I’ve never leaked or backgrounded against anyone and I certainly won’t start now….

It is now obvious to everyone except Blind Freddy that the Martin Place siege gunman Man Haron Monis was an ASIO agent from the time he arrived in Australia in 1996. Final proof came this week when the NSW government-ordered inquest was recalled without notice and then banned the press and public from hearing ASIO’s…

Watching Malcolm Turnbull edge the Liberal Party from the frontiers of right-wing madness to the middle ground of middle Australia has become an absorbing pastime. Every week of his short time in the prime ministership, Turnbull has signalled a significant shift in policy to the centre ground. This week he declared that knights and dames…

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Australia hesitated after the successful party room coup against Liberal Party prime minister Tony Abbott on September 24. The lumpen columnists who had barracked incessantly for “The Mad Monk” resented the arrival of Malcolm Turnbull and, quite frankly, they were disoriented. Which way should they jump now? Once the message…

Stephen Harper, the insufferably arrogant conservative Canadian politician, has been chucked out of office by the neophyte Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. Trudeau has scored a treble victory: as the son of the late Pierre Trudeau, he has restored the family name to a place of honour in Canada’s political history; he has ended the…

Only a few months ago, federal Attorney-General “Gorgeous” George Brandis, NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton, plus a swirl of judges, lawyers and academics, were celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. This month the same bristling crew are extending detention without charge to 28 days for “terrorism” suspects as young as 14. The proposed measure…

Journalists covering the Greek crisis were briefed at IMF seminars to give the bankers’ view in their reports from Athens. Panayiotis Roumeliotis, the former Greek delegate to the IMF, made the accusations in evidence to MPs sparking a media scandal of far-reaching proportions. ESIEA, the Athens journalists’ association, has launched an investigation into the corruption…

I walked through Sydney’s Martin Place on Wednesday, June 3, the day after vandals smashed windows of the Lindt Café, the scene of the fatal siege last December. The footpath was crowded with television cameras, photographers, tourists and rubber-neckers. People were taking “selfies” with the café as a backdrop. In their own way, so was…