Stories the media missed

Here are some stories our pathetic press gallery haven’t bothered to report on. This is because we only get two choices in Australia- the woke bullshit on the ABC, where every second story is a diversity one, or something about ‘first nations’ etc etc (but nothing about the economy or the real world, because ABC journalists support plutocracy and just do the woke bullshit to virtue signal on the surface) or Sky news, which, while admittedly not woke, is also full of shit and openly supports plutocracy, miners paying no tax etc etc.  Both branches of the media, while getting into fake debates with each other about woke bullshit (the republic, gay marriage etc etc) are really on the same side, (in the actual, real, financial world) and both cheer on unlimited immigration to destroy wages.

The stories the media in Australia missed:

  • Miners were undertaxed by sixty billion dollars (yes, billion with a ‘b’) in Western Australia, and the treasurer who did it went straight off to work for them.  Naturally, the press gallery ignored this, and focused on the distracting woke topic (as pushed by the miners PR agents) that he was the first indigenous mining director etc etc. Pity about the missing sixty billion, but hey, that’s a story in the real world, so not to be discussed.
  • Australia’s natural gas is being given away for nothing. About forty billion a year is being taken out of treasury and the ruling party in Australia has been bribed to say nothing about it. The extractors pay no tax, and never will, and after the initial build, will employ virtually nobody. Forty billion divided by the 25 million people of Australia means we’re all worse off by $1,600 per year, dwarfing any other form of fraud, however, its forty billion real dollars, so no discussion by the media.
  • The latest tax cuts proposed by the Morrison government, universally supported by the media and the labor opposition, will massively and disproportionately go to the rich; people on more than 180k a year, which is really rare in Australia. 
  • There are no ‘skills shortages’ and never have been, such arguments always and everywhere are used to push up unlimited visa migration.

Australia has now transitioned from a country which had some (not much) redistribution of wealth, to the reverse- the rich are taxed nothing and in fact are granted a larger share of wealth (through corruption, monopolies like mining royalties etc) every year by the state.  Its poorer and middle taxpayers who are now forced to pay for virtually everything, the collapsing health system, defence etc etc. We are an open plutocracy- the public education and health systems have become a joke in our lifetimes. The media never report on this – they are either cheering it on (at News Corp) or distracting us with woke rubbish (ABC/SBS/Fairfax).

There are a few honorable exceptions to the above, notably MacroBusiness, Ian Verrender at the ABC and Grogonomics (except for immigration, where he has swallowed the kool aid). Emma Alberici also tried to raise the alarm about tax at the ABC. But other than that, there’s no discussion.