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Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthANTHONY KLANWell-heeled secretive lobby group the “Institute of Public Affairs”, which seeks to influence Australia’s public debate, sway government policy - and is running an aggressive campaign against the nation’s m...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANAn outback mega-mine owned by Gina Rinehart and run by a notorious climate denier has been spruiking Covid-19 misinformation - but Australia’s richest person has moved to ensure she doesn’t pay a c...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthANTHONY KLAN One of Australia’s biggest banks, Westpac, has been caught fleecing over $10 million from 11,000 of its customers by charging for “financial advice” that it never actually provided - because they were...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthANTHONY KLAN One of Australia’s biggest banks, Westpac, has been caught fleecing over $10 million from 11,000 of its customers by charging for “financial advice” that it never actually provided - because they were...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANJournalists and media outlets campaigning against anti-corruption bodies are actively spreading a “massive trove of misinformation” and appear to be running a “deliberate campaign to mislead people...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANThe 1000-person Wagga Wagga gun club convention centre development at the heart of corruption inquiries was greenlit by the local council - whose members include the project’s developer - before th...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANSPECIAL INVESTIGATIONThe deputy leader of the NSW Liberals Stuart Ayres appears to have given false or misleading evidence to the state’s corruption watchdog regarding his involvement in the $5.5 m...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANThe fund used to make the $5.5 million Wagga Wagga gun club grant was only created - by Dominic Perrottet as NSW Treasurer - months before Perrottet personally approved the grant. The Klaxon c...
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Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANThe regional gun club at the centre of investigations by the NSW corruption watchdog incurred “costs” in obtaining its $5.5 million government grant that were so substantial they dinted its 2016 fi...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANThe regional gun club at the centre of the corruption inquiry that felled Gladys Berejiklian had sought government grants - but was repeatedly rejected - for several years before Daryl Maguire secu...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANPrime Minister Scott Morrison’s “naive” decision to keep France in the dark and abruptly “tear up” the $90 billion France submarine deal - rather than follow standard contract protocols - will cost...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthEXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANWestpac avoided being called to front the banking Royal Commission’s hearings on superannuation — unlike the other big four banks, AMP and nine other major funds — after falsely presenting its...
Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthANTHONY KLANThe man in charge of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s office was running corporate affairs at Westpac’s BT when the superannuation giant was aggressively covering-up a major scandal involving it gouging billions...
Just weeks before we revealed Westpac was involved in systemic, industrial-scale gouging of its superannuation members, the head of super at the corporate cop was grandstanding. It was vital to be “supporting whistleblowers”, Jane Eccleston announced. We blew the whistle. Now Eccleston - herself a...
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Appreciate our quality journalism? Please subscribe, from as little as $5 a monthANTHONY KLANTwo Sydney aged care homes run by Anglicare Sydney - the operator of Newmarch House - have been locked-down after at least two staff members tested positive for Covid-19.One staff member at the 127-resident...
It receives more money each year from Australian taxpayers than the entire GDP of the tax haven where it’s domiciled. Its CEO is short on answers. But she does reveal one thing: the staff of aged care giant TriCare are less vaccinated against Covid-19 than the general public. Anthony Klan reports....
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The string of key officials closest to the scandal that cost the jobs of the top two bosses at corporate regulator ASIC refuse to back Treasurer Frydenberg’s unsubstantiated claims that no wrongdoing occurred. It’s been revealed that three-quarters of the key findings made by the investigation int...
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It’s over two weeks since The Klaxon revealed Westpac-BT was gouging over $1.65 billion a year from its superannuation members. Yet Westpac has failed to disclose the information to the market. The ASX is taking no action. Guess who runs both? Anthony Klan reports.Appreciate our quality journalism?...
The man responsible for protecting the interests of all Westpac-BT super members has resigned abruptly, just days after we revealed members were being gouged $1.65 billion a year. Westpac’s David Plumb was also a director of iCare - the company accused of “immoral and unethical practices” and riven...
Help us remain free, for everyone to read - please subscribe here! ANTHONY KLANA major superannuation lobby group says the nation’s super savers earned “record returns” this financial year - but is refusing to say how things went for Westpac-BT’s 900,000-plus members, who are losing over $1.5 billi...
Help us remain free, for everyone to read - please subscribe here! EXCLUSIVEANTHONY KLANThe corporate regulator has taken zero action to stop Westpac’s wholesale gouging of superannuation accounts since it was formally alerted to the scandal over six months ago - costing over 900,000 Australians al...