China-bashing has been a popular sport in the Australian media this year, with retired spooks and Australian politicians indulging themselves. The main game appears to be for the spooks to gain influence in determining foreign policy and get the government to allocate more funds for their operations.
Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has given a hint as to how the Coalition Government would react to the digital platforms inquiry report which was handed over to it by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in July, claiming during a recent speech that the loss of revenue suffered by traditional media due to the dominance of digital technology firms like Google and Facebook may not be as bad as suggested.
Ya, but that's not exactly compares fair either.. NZ has Fiber almost 100 in areas,,, while Australia have fiber to[…]
well, i guess they are if they excluding the "worse" of the bunch.. Isn't that what we all do now-a-days..[…]
It doesn't surprise me one bit not to see Australia on these lists.
Well said, Sam.I back your stance wholeheartedly - it shows an eyes-open approach equally critical of any authoritarianism regardless of[…]
Defensive? I have regularly given the points of view from both sides, the American and the Chinese. Most outlets, in[…]