Australia’s Rental Crisis Worsens

An annual report from an Australian Charity focussed on housing affordability is making alarming claims about housing insecurty in Australia, especially for those dependent on welfare. The Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot is taken annually, using real estate listings from a single weekend to give a picture of what the housing market looks like to the most vulnerable in society, including …

Bernie’s New Battleground Polls Prove Nothing

Sanders’ campaign is being very selective with the questions it asks voters. On Monday the Bernie Sanders campaign released data showing Bernie Sanders beating Trump handily in head to head polls in the key battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio. This seems to be part of a strategy to bolster Sanders’ in his contest for the Democratic primary, where …

Reviewing the ‘Mueller Report’

The Best Disinfectant is conducting a topical review of “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election”, more commonly referred to as the “Mueller Report”. The report, which was released on April 19, 2019, summarizes findings by the Office of the Special Counsel, which was appointed to investigate allegations that Russian nationals and agents of the …

FACT CHECK: Did the NZ Airforce Skywrite “Allah” to Commemorate Christchurch Victims?

Our Finding: FALSE. The descibed events did not take place. On the 27th of March an image began circulating around Arabic speaking social media, claiming to depict the New Zealand Air Force engaged in formation flight and skywriting ‘Allah’ in Arabic. This came 2 weeks after a horrific white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchuch, New Zealand left 50 dead and …

Restore Trust – Write In ‘Stone’

Stone is a platform, currently in Beta, that captures research and workflow as video with highlights and commentary, at the desk or in the field. It adds depth and guaranteed video content to every story, allowing readers to follow the journey behind the journalism and creating a new branch of news media in the process. Trust in quality journalism is …

Aussie Media Lukewarm on Minimum Wage Increase, Which Public Strongly Supports.

Last week Bill Shorten, the leader of the Australian Labor Party (which is currently in opposition) signalled the party’s intent to significantly raise the minimum wage. The media’s reaction was overall neutral, with a preliminary but systematic review finding as many negatively as positively slanted articles about the announcement. This stands in contrast to public opinion, which is overwhelmingly in …