Archive for May, 2010

Defence Force spending blunders

If you still have faith in the natural efficiency of government, there’s a quick way to eliminate that. Read the first dozen pages of the Australian National Auditor Office’s report into the Defence Department’s Lightweight Torpedo Replacement Project, which was released last week. In the mid-1990s, Defence decided it wanted a new anti-submarine torpedo that […]

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Criminal Google at it again

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has lashed out at Google, accusing the internet giant of the single biggest breach of privacy in history. In recent weeks Google has been criticised after revelations that its Street View photo cars were also collecting information about people’s wireless internet connections. Google has also been a critic of the Government’s […]

Reserve Bank of Australia – corruption and bribery

Reserve Bank of Australia – Securency International Pty Ltd The Greens are calling for the Reserve Bank governor to appear before a Senate committee to answer bribery allegations made against a company half-owned by the RBA. Tonight’s Four Corners program airs the corruption allegations against Securency, a company set up to sell Australia’s polymer banknote […]

Police Minister David Campbell caught at gay sex club

The media outlet that revealed New South Wales Labor MP David Campbell’s hidden sexuality is defending its decision to air the story. Mr Campbell quit in dramatic circumstances on Thursday night, just minutes before he was shown on Channel Seven walking out of a gay sex club in Sydney’s east. His resignation forced Premier Kristina […]

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