EXCLUSIVE: Labor’s Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers has followed his direct opponent, Josh Frydenberg, as the latest high-profile politician to have serious allegations of sexual misconduct made against them, with the police even getting involved and a mysterious megabucks pay-off being made to silence a survivor. Pierce Field investigates.
EXCLUSIVE: Having been sensationally outed by True Crime News Weekly as the senior federal Cabinet Minister allegedly at the centre of a $500,000 sexual harassment payout to a former junior staffer, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s past statements defending alleged rapists such as Christian Porter have once again come under the microscope. Serkan Ozturk reports.
EXCLUSIVE: He is the sitting Liberal MP for the seat of Brisbane. But Trevor Evans is facing a tough battle to keep a hold of his position in Parliament. Is that why he has taken to using old testimonials on election brochures without the knowledge of those who gave them? And why have so many other Liberal candidates been caught out doing the same? Linda Rose investigates.
EXCLUSIVE: Are accusations of anti-Semitism being weaponised by certain political parties to tar their opponents? True Crime News Weekly hit the streets of the blue-ribbon electorate of Wentworth in Sydney’s east to take a look at claims that Zionism has been consistently used by the Liberal party in attempts to secure the Jewish vote, whether the Jewish vote actually matters, and how annoying it is that we have to speak about Zionism every local election. Yael Grunseit investigates.
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.
We are joined by Booker nominated novelist Steve Toltz from Los Angeles to discuss his new book ‘Here Goes Nothing’ ahead of his appearance at the Sydney Writer’s Festival in May. Murder, mystery, love, philosophy, satire, existentialism, the afterlife and the supernatural – Steve gives his views on all the big topics. Produced and edited by Aidan Satz.
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.