Canberra’s Leaking Season is prelude to a fresh Killing Season … Media bosses curb farewell parties for ex-staff … Why Egypt’s sale of Red Sea islands has ignited street protests … ASIC is a banks lapdog not a watchdog Cabinet leak hits Turnbull amidships On the day that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released his timetable…

Malcolm Turnbull’s time runs out … London author savages Tony Blair … The Spectator attack on Assange backfires … Boris changes his tune on EU What is it with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and taxation policy? His GST plan collapsed under universal criticism, he fled from tinkering with the negative gearing rort and now he’s…

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…

Federal governments over the past decade have fed Australians the story that there are no Aussie “boots on the ground” in various parts of the Middle East. Those were lies. For the record, let’s understand that Australian “special forces” and other branches of the ADF are operating either officially or unofficially in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria,…

Slipping into Federal Election year, the Liberal Party of Australia is split between two hostile forces. Supporters of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are on one side and disciples of sacked prime minister Tony Abbott are on the other. In Liberal Party terms the split is a “left” (Turnbull) versus “right” (Abbott] affair. The intensity of…

Graham Richardson, aka “Richo” or “Robespierre”, is in a race against a deadly cancer to complete a second volume of autobiography. The former NSW ALP general secretary, senator and Cabinet minister in the Hawke and Keating Governments plans to reveal information about the financial relationship between Hawke and his patron, TNT boss Sir Peter Abeles,…

Surely, it’s time that the saying, “When Wall Street sneezes, the rest of the world catches pneumonia”, was updated. It retains some veracity because the New York Stock Exchange is the biggest in the world, US banks are the largest and the US economy is the global heavyweight. But what about China? What if Beijing…

Tony Abbott, aka The Mad Monk, has positioned himself as PM-in-exile and adopted a sick-minded agenda to poison political debate and destabilise his successor, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He launched the campaign this week with two “exclusives”: in Rupert Murdoch’s Sydney Daily Telegraph and on his Sky News, a demented Oz version of the media…

Warplanes from the United States, Russia, Britain, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain are now taking part in a war against Syria. All members of the war party have different agendas. Some are fighting ISIS while others are fighting the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Others are supporting the…