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…

Goldman Sachs in bid to take over the world Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a former top executive of Goldman Sachs merchant bank, has appointed another Goldman Sachs executive as the next chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He is James Shipton, formerly the bank’s managing director and head of government and regulatory…

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…