John Menadue

John Laurence Menadue AO is an Australian businessman and public commentator, and formerly a senior public servant and diplomat. He is the founding chair and board member of the Centre for Policy Development. You can follow John on Twitter @johnmenadue.
White Man’s Media: Rupert Murdoch and the US Imperium

White Man’s Media: Rupert Murdoch and the US Imperium

Western media - a tool of the political, military and business establishment - have contributed to the killing of ...
Threats and Seductions: John Menadue on Rupert Murdoch’s handling of politicians

Threats and Seductions: John Menadue on Rupert Murdoch’s handling of politicians

Rupert Murdoch repeatedly claims, falsely, that he has never asked a prime minister for anything. Yet his whole ...
The Queen’s denial on the Palace Papers beggars belief

The Queen’s denial on the Palace Papers beggars belief

It is simply implausible that the Queen did not know that John Kerr was planning to sack Gough Whitlam, writes ...
Menadue: tugging the forelock again for dangerous ally the US

Menadue: tugging the forelock again for dangerous ally the US

Staying in the US Alliance under Trump's leadership is more likely to get us into trouble than keeping us out of ...
Private Health Insurance: time to dump it, says Menadue

Private Health Insurance: time to dump it, says Menadue

Indefensible for public health, indefensible for taxpayers and their $12 billion subsidy. Private Health Insurance ...
Australia’s growing debt explodes the myth that Libs are better economic managers

Australia’s growing debt explodes the myth that Libs are better economic managers

Yesterday, Scott Morrison said on announcing the election: "Labor cannot manage money". John Menadue who ...
Errr… anyone noticed asylum seekers pouring into Australia in record numbers by air?

Errr… anyone noticed asylum seekers pouring into Australia in record numbers by air?

John Menadue cuts through the hysterical fear campaign surrounding "boat arrivals" with a few sober facts about ...
Menadue: Ignore the planet and our grandchildren at our peril

Menadue: Ignore the planet and our grandchildren at our peril

With 83 percent of mining donations going to the Coalition, there's no mystery about the root of the Morrison ...
Rupert Murdoch: he’s at it again

Rupert Murdoch: he’s at it again

The media is awash with stories this week of how Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes "war-gamed" the political ...
Isn’t it time we had national summit to spark democratic renewal?

Isn’t it time we had national summit to spark democratic renewal?

Australians are sick and tired of politicians. The community is deserting the major political parties in droves. ...
Scourge of lobbyists to continue in a change of government

Scourge of lobbyists to continue in a change of government

It looks if the scourge of lobbyists will continue in Canberra if Bill Shorten wins the next election. As with the ...
Agents of influence — what about the Australian Strategic Policy Institute?

Agents of influence — what about the Australian Strategic Policy Institute?

Agents of influence, presumably Chinese, are in the news. But the really important agents of influence are ...

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