EXCLUSIVE: Racist political party One Nation has come under the microscope for possibly not fielding bona fide candidates in a range of electorates across Australia. Standing in the blue ribbon Sydney seat of Wentworth, Dean Fisher happens to be just yet another one of those seemingly invisible candidates. Yael Grunseit investigates.
EXCLUSIVE: A Centrelink employee has sensationally lifted the lid on Robodebt and how PM Scott Morrison was personally warned the scheme which ended up causing the suicide of hundreds of poverty-stricken welfare recipients was illegal but he did not care. Instead, the PM helped fire the person who gave the warning. Kieran Butler reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Allegations that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg kissed and groped a junior staffer without their consent a decade ago are said to be the key reason for why Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been trying to cover-up a major Department of Finance report into sexual abuse and harassment within Federal Parliament. Pierce Field reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Billionaire mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s charitable organisation, the Minderoo Foundation, has come under fire from award-winning writers and others from Western Australia’s arts scene for sneakily trying to obtain the copyright of authors and poets forever. Serkan Ozturk reports.
EXCLUSIVE: An accused child rapist who has worked at the highest levels for the Liberal Party, including for allegedly corrupt former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, tried to use the recent Easter holiday long weekend to intimidate True Crime News Weekly ahead of the resumption of their own court case over the alleged rapes of two children under the age of 10. Serkan Ozturk reports.
ELECTION ERECTION: The federal election has finally been called, with parties large and small now launching their campaigns. Irfan Yusuf was present for the campaign launch of the Liberal Democrats held in Sydney over the weekend and took plenty of Covid precautions as he entered the den of right-wing politics.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Liberal MP and billionaire pub baron Craig Laundy is alleged to have engaged in coercive control, domestic violence and stalking as well as revenge-seeking activities after a former girlfriend discovered the powerful businessman had lied to her about his marital status for two years, according to witnesses under oath this week. Serkan Ozturk reports.
EXCLUSIVE: They are arguably Scotland’s two biggest institutions: Celtic FC and Glasgow Rangers. And six months from now, the two football clubs will bring their storied and intense rivalry to Australia for the very first time. Yet, hidden deep within that history of the Old Firm is a horrid decades-long tale of organised paedophile rings amongst youth football coaches. Now, ahead of the Australian tour to take place in November, families of the victims of child sexual abuse have spoken out and are livid that their experiences continue to be whitewashed and sports-washed. Gary Johnston reports.
EXCLUSIVE: A coterie of senior Optus executives have been publicly sucking up to the allegedly corrupt former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for months with the hope it seems of being able to swindle some more influence amongst decision makers and power-brokers across Australia. The move by the giant telco meanwhile to go against its own published company code of ethics and give the morally dubious former politician a highly-paid, made-up job just for her while still under investigation by the ICAC has led to angered employees and customers deciding to leave the business. Serkan Ozturk reports.
EXCLUSIVE: They are the so-called Armenian-Australian charity organisations which seemingly provide no real charitable works but that didn’t stop the allegedly corrupt former NSW Premier turned new telco exec, Gladys Berejiklian, funneling thousands of taxpayer dollars to community groups heavily linked to her own electorate officer which some say are nothing but fronts for political and ideological factions based overseas. Matilda Duncan with this investigation.
The formerly honourable Prince Andrew is on the lookout for a new job after being stripped of his military roles and royal titles this week and no longer able to use the moniker “his Royal Highness”. It comes on the back of a US court ruling that found he could be sued for sexual abuse over his connections to elite child sex traffickers, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Surely he’d make a fine candidate for Australia’s next Governor-General, suggests Gary Johnston.