Aussie Talk Host’s “Weak Knees” on China

(AustraliaMatters) 2GB Sydney based talk radio host Alan Jones, talks to Geoffrey Wade, from the Australian National University about handing Australian energy networks to foreigners. During the interview Jones points out profits from our electricity use in Australia, are heading to a Canadian superannuation fund company. Doesn’t that make you feel good about privatization of Australian […] […]

Quick, Call The Plumber

(AustraliaMatters) 2GB radio host Alan Jones, interviews with Andrew Bolt and former army major Bernard Gaynor, got me off the couch today. The interviews were OK, and both about Islamic “extremists” — but for the life of me, I can’t comprehend why they never speak about Islamic “moderates”. The ‘extremists’ want instant change at the end of […] […]

Foreign investors on hunt for Aussie farms

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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 […] […]

Reserve Our Gas

(Reserve Our Gas) Until very recently, gas extracted in Australia stayed in Australia. Because our nation has abundant natural gas reserves, it meant our gas prices have stayed low by global standards. Affordable gas has been a key national advantage. It has been a boost for Australian industry, especially manufacturing, which faces a range of challenges. […] […]

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 […] […]

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. […] […]

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, […] […]