September 28, 2016 6
There is no room for dissent at Junket. Be inspired, be inspirational, or shut the hell up.
December 9, 2015 4
Is it possible to write objectively about Israel if you have been treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation?
November 27, 2015 5
It's a war for public opinion, but only one side wines and dines journalists on expensive junkets every year.
November 23, 2015 7
Sharri Markson and five other Australian journalists have spent time in Israel as guests of the Israeli government. But not all were keen to disclose their hosts' largesse ...
November 11, 2015 1
Pamela Curr backpedals on accusations against Chris Kenny. And other media tidbits of the day.
November 9, 2015 1
Channel Nine heaped praise on James Packer's new Macau casino. But who paid for journalist Ross Greenwood's trip?
May 18, 2015 5
How do you fill a newspaper without paying for any content? Get companies to pay for junkets, of course ...
December 9, 2013 3
Coolum's king, billionaire Clive Palmer, hosted world heavyweights at a Club de Madrid meeting on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend. Freelance journalist James Rose went along.
September 17, 2013 22
The Sri Lankan government's human rights record is under attack, but not by The Australian's Greg Sheridan. He travelled to the country last month on a government-funded trip.
July 10, 2013 4
Simon Crean is heading to Europe on a taxpayer-funded "study" jaunt which may include cooking lessons. Crikey intern Fergus Hunter looks at the rules on MP travel and picks out some highlights.
May 26, 2011 2
Revelations this week that Western Australia health department officials recently accepted $750,000 worth of gifts from sources including drug and device makers are simply unbelievable.
March 30, 2010
Welcome to a world of junkets and media familiarisation tours: also known as the travel section of your local newspaper, write Giselle Nguyen, Ajay Khandhar and Yasmin Geneva.
October 23, 2009
Writers from the NY Times and Newsweek have been caught out skirting their companies' ethics policies on an all-expenses-paid "swag orgy" junket to Jamaica , courtesy of Thrillist.
April 27, 2009
Why it's a good idea for pollies to stay home for the holidays and viewing Hillary Clinton through the prism of existentialism.
April 2, 2009
Amidst all the public angst about politicians accepting trips and other gifts, these practices continue unabated amongst the medical profession, writes Melissa Sweet.
March 30, 2009
There is no reason why appropriate standards of conduct should not be enforceable for all pharmaceutical companies, writes Ian Chalmers.