Foreign investors on hunt for Aussie farms

(Sunday Night) China is on the hunt for new food sources to feed its one and a half billion people and its central government has ordered $3 trillion be spent securing food and farmland overseas. A significant share of that fortune is already flowing to Australia — a trend likely to increase with the signing of […] […]

Australia to foot bill for US bombs dropped in ISIS fight

(News.com.au) AUSTRALIA will be billed by the US military for many of the missiles and other bombs RAAF jet fighters drop in the campaign against Islamic State terrorists. US-supplied smart-guided weapons fitted to Australia’s Super Hornets can range in price from less than $70,000 to more than $650,000 each. […] User-pays is not new, and longstanding Defence Logistics […] […]

The Real “Big 4″ Now Own Our Big Health Too

(Real News Australia) December 2014 saw the sell off of one of the Australian Governments biggest revenue streams. Medibank Private, the government owned health fund was sold off by Abbott to his mates in the huge finance world. Many of whom finance the LNP. No longer does Australia own its own health fund. Medibank Private used […] […]

FOI: Can a registered business in Australia directly charge tax?

(Right to Know) From: Jim Gray. March 28, 2013 Dear Australian Taxation Office, I wish to see documented evidence that a registered business such as the Queensland State Government (ABN: 75818456675) can charge taxation. By “charge tax” I am not talking about passing on someone else tax, but actually tax a person themselves. I understand that a business can […] […]

Supermarket Giants Aid Australian Sell-Off

(AustraliaMatters) Something dawned on us today after hearing Alan Jones grill PM Abbott about the latest 2014 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. The FTA allows Australian dairy farmers “tariff free” (aka tax free) access into China. Jones pointed out that many Australian dairy farms are being bought up by China. Abbott’s as proud as punch […] […]

Russia bans agricultural products from EU, USA, Australia, Norway, Canada

(RT) Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the full ban for imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway. The ban will last a year, starting August 7. Read more AM Comment: This is a response to sanctions we put on […] […]

Government pays $330,000 for a room it doesn’t use

(SMH) Taxpayers have forked out close to $330,000, including $800 for a door knob, for a border protection media briefing room that hasn’t been used since its completion 10 months ago. Construction and fit-out costs for the high-tech theatrette totalled almost $235,000 while the annual cost of having it on stand-by is running at about $100,000. […] […]

Australian govt blindfolds citizens with ‘unprecedented’ media gag – WikiLeaks

(RT) WikiLeaks has accused the Australian government of blindfolding the public with the worst suppression order in “living memory.” The media gag bans Australian news outlets from reporting on a multinational corruption case for reasons of national security. The whistleblowing organization published the details of the “unprecedented” gag order issued by the Australian government on Wednesday. […] […]

ATO’s ‘rotten’ culture revealed

(SMH) The Australian Taxation Office’s internal culture is so poor that its ability to do its job is in danger, according to a scathing internal report. The frank assessment, obtained though freedom of information laws, shows an organisation hamstrung by bureaucracy, risk aversion and internal empire building and in urgent need of sweeping “reinvention”. The report […] […]

Victoria’s Power Sell-Off: The Shocking Truth – FULL

(AustraliaMatters) Twenty years on – a look at how privatizing our public owned SEC power in Victoria is going. The irony is that larger owners are the Singapore and Chinese governments. They make 2% off their people and “8% to 10%” off Australians. Thus, Victorians are subsidizing cheaper electricity in China and Singapore. Not to mention the hundreds […] […]

Foreign Ownership of Australia

(AustraliaMatters) We’re not the hottest Alan Jones supporters; the fellow that happily believes the small Japanese live stock industry should lose out to our Australian live stock industry — while out the other side of his mouth, angrily argues against foreign imports pushing Australian citrus growers to the wall. In-between Jones’s usual Rhodes Abbott love fest, […] […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership = One World Governance

(AustraliaMatters) Australian YouTuber Vicky articulates our anger regarding Abbott going along with America to create a “Trans Pacific Partnership”, AKA TPP. If the odd ‘F’ bomb offends you, then don’t watch this video, rather click here for the 10/10/13 Lateline take on this treason that amongst other things, will allow unelected foreign corporations the right to […] […]

TVNZ | Paying Interest on a Loan that Never Existed

(AustraliaMatters) Rather close to home – this aired on main stream New Zealand television. According to the RBA money museum, Australian money hasn’t been backed by gold since 1933. So whats the Aussie dollar backed by now? We’re supposedly a “goods based economy”. With our manufacturing around 8.5% and falling, we’re not manufacturing much wealth […] […]

The Biggest Oil Discovery In 50 Years?

(The Economic Collapse) In a virtually uninhabitable section of South Australia, a discovery has been made which could rock the world. Some are calling it the biggest discovery of oil in 50 years. Earlier this year, a company called Linc Energy announced that tests had revealed that there was a minimum of 3.5 billion barrels […] […]

Fairdinkum Radio 20.06.13

(FairDinkumRadio.com) This week we look at the following current events effecting all Australians: The real agenda behind Gonski education reforms, Windsor blames the media for the worst government ever, Research patients are “De Identified,” latest GMO research on pigs and the increase in Gastro Intestinal disease in humans, the reality in Syria – The West created, […] […]