Exclusive! “Farmers should stop crying poverty” says One Nation candidate for WA’s agriculture belt

It’s amazing what you stumble across on the internet. Today I found an archived discussion on the Facebook page of former One Nation Senator Rod Culleton about the so-called ‘backpacker tax’. This particular comment in the thread caught my eye, with its bluntly unsympathetic view of farmers: “Farmers own million dollar properties… had a booming year… Read More Exclusive! “Farmers should stop crying poverty” says One Nation candidate for WA’s agriculture belt

When protest becomes promotion

Self-confessed ‘media manipulator’ Ryan Halliday has written an incisive article about how marketeers use controversy to push up sales. It’s not a new tactic, but it’s one that is perhaps getting easier due to the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of social media. On promoting a movie for a controversial blogger, Halliday writes: “My thinking was that… Read More When protest becomes promotion