Tag: Julian Assange

  • Can Julian Assange be elected to Australia’s Parliament, and can Craig Thompson stay there?

    Guest Blogger: Professor Graeme Orr, University of Queensland In the past week, one serving politician, Craig Thomson, was charged with a raft of complaints of fraud.  And one would-be politician, Julian Assange, affirmed his intention to stand for the Senate, come Australia’s federal elections, scheduled for September. In different ways, each man’s position highlights quirks […]

  • The Whitehaven hoax: ratbag act or legitimate protest?

    by Sarah Joseph The Whitehaven Hoax: Ratbag act or legitimate protest? Last Monday, 7 January, environmental activist Jonathan Moylan put out a fake press release purporting to convey a decision by the ANZ bank to withdraw its $1.2 billion loan to Whitehaven Coal for environmental reasons.  As a result, shares in Whitehaven plunged by $314 […]