Kim Wingerei

Kim Wingerei is a businessman turned writer and commentator. He is passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Originally from Norway, Kim has lived in Australia for 30 years. Author of ‘Why Democracy is Broken – A Blueprint for Change’.
Aldi bag flush with cash or party fundraiser, same outcome. Ban donations

Aldi bag flush with cash or party fundraiser, same outcome. Ban donations

Political party donations are bribes. They should be banned. Defining bribery is more important than a federal ...
Has ACCC let Facebook and Google off the hook?

Has ACCC let Facebook and Google off the hook?

Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has released its long-awaited final report on the market power of ...
Facebook’s Libra: a public good or a Swiss-based financial system too big to fail?

Facebook’s Libra: a public good or a Swiss-based financial system too big to fail?

Facebook's launch of its new cryptocurrency, Libra, might have given US lawmakers and financial regulators a fit ...
How did the ‘clever country’ end up with a $90 billion botched NBN?

How did the ‘clever country’ end up with a $90 billion botched NBN?

The Coalition's botched NBN is not just a costly technological failure, but a policy debacle that has cost ...
Independent media gathers steam while mainstream struggles: latest numbers

Independent media gathers steam while mainstream struggles: latest numbers

Independent public interest journalism continues to attract larger audiences. Growth in online readership at ...
Independent media continues to grow while mainstream media stagnates

Independent media continues to grow while mainstream media stagnates

With independent media on the rise, author and commentator, Kim Wingerei, who has just ...
Hayne’s Final: impressive tinkering but big banking flaws remain (Part 2)

Hayne’s Final: impressive tinkering but big banking flaws remain (Part 2)

Customer service failed to get a guernsey in Commissioner Hayne's Final Report and herein lies the problem, ...
Hayne’s Final: impressive tinkering but big banking flaws remain

Hayne’s Final: impressive tinkering but big banking flaws remain

Although Hayne has handed down an impressive document, it is essentially an exercise in tinkering and, even if ...
Australian independent media on the rise

Australian independent media on the rise

The coming of the Internet was the media world's first real game-changer.  Profits enjoyed from the 1970s to ...

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