Michael Sainsbury

Michael Sainsbury is a former China correspondent who has lived and worked across North, Southeast and South Asia for 11 years. Now based in regional Australia, he has more than 25 years’ experience writing about business, politics and human rights in Australia and the Indo-Pacific. He has worked for News Corp, Fairfax, Nikkei and a range of independent media outlets and has won multiple awards in Australia and Asia for his reporting. He is a fierce believer in the importance of independent media.
Student protests echo Vietnam as pro-war lobby cracks down on peaceful protests

Student protests echo Vietnam as pro-war lobby cracks down on peaceful protests

Australian university students are following the lead of their peers around the world with encampments protesting ...
Migration: unis cry foul over attack on international student numbers

Migration: unis cry foul over attack on international student numbers

The Australian international student sector, which has driven growth, profits, and world-leading vice-chancellor ...
Students rally against Gaza atrocities – and the weapons industry which funds their universities

Students rally against Gaza atrocities – and the weapons industry which funds their universities

Australian universities are increasingly funded by weapons manufacturers, partly driven by the AUKUS folly. They ...
Qantas pilots strike. The more things change, the more they stay the same

Qantas pilots strike. The more things change, the more they stay the same

Pilots at Qantas' Perth-based subsidiary Network Aviation went on strike for 24 hours Thursday, causing ...
New Qantas chief Vanessa Hudson confronts a turbulent ride from shareholders at AGM

New Qantas chief Vanessa Hudson confronts a turbulent ride from shareholders at AGM

Only two months into the top job at Qantas, Vanessa Hudson faces a mountain of troubles as she meets the company’s ...
Hudson’s FIFO fight: new Qantas boss tested as pilots strike, passengers stranded

Hudson’s FIFO fight: new Qantas boss tested as pilots strike, passengers stranded

New Qantas chief Vanessa Hudson’s strike breaking attempts have fallen flat, as pilots at its Network Aviation ...
The Qantas Code of Conduct and Ethics … yes it’s real

The Qantas Code of Conduct and Ethics … yes it’s real

The Qantas Code of Conduct and Ethics is perhaps the most ignored and hypocritical document in corporate Australia.
Harassed by journalist? Local paper leant on by police amid stoush with Hawkesbury Liberal mayor

Harassed by journalist? Local paper leant on by police amid stoush with Hawkesbury Liberal mayor

In shades of the John Barilaro police raid on Friendly Jordies, a local newspaper has been visited by police for ...
A Joyceful Farewell – looming strike at Qantas’ miners’ carrier

A Joyceful Farewell – looming strike at Qantas’ miners’ carrier

While Alan Joyce continues to bask in the glory of his Qantas farewell tour, all is not well at the airline's ...
Sky Views: taxpayer-funded billionaire bush-bash with the Murdochs and Albo in the paddock

Sky Views: taxpayer-funded billionaire bush-bash with the Murdochs and Albo in the paddock

Billionaire mining scion Gina Rinehart, gas fracker Santos, Australia's number one corporate welfare recipient ...
Professors rebuke uni bosses for profit obsession, foreign students, sagging standards

Professors rebuke uni bosses for profit obsession, foreign students, sagging standards

University professors have railed against the rising corporatisation of Australia's universities. Mass ...
Alan Joyce to depart. Is it time for Qantas to retire Jetstar too?

Alan Joyce to depart. Is it time for Qantas to retire Jetstar too?

Retiring Qantas chief Alan Joyce ran down the airline during his 15 year tenure; his depletion of the fleet and ...

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