Topic archives: junkets

The tyranny of optimism at Junkee’s ‘un-conference’

September 28, 2016 6

There is no room for dissent at Junket. Be inspired, be inspirational, or shut the hell up.

No free lunch: what journos learned on their Israel junket

December 9, 2015 4

Is it possible to write objectively about Israel if you have been treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation?

Junket watch: an uneven battle for public opinion

November 27, 2015 5

It's a war for public opinion, but only one side wines and dines journalists on expensive junkets every year.

Junket watch: Sharri Markson pinged for non-disclosure

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 ...

Media briefs: introducing Junket Watch … Curr changes statement … voice against <em>The Voice</em> …

Media briefs: introducing Junket Watch … Curr changes statement … voice against The Voice

November 11, 2015 1

Pamela Curr backpedals on accusations against Chris Kenny. And other media tidbits of the day.

When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em: did Nine fail to disclose a Packer-funded trip?

When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em: did Nine fail to disclose a Packer-funded trip?

November 9, 2015 1

Channel Nine heaped praise on James Packer's new Macau casino. But who paid for journalist Ross Greenwood's trip?

A grovelling day of junkets and freebies at the <em>Weekend Oz</em>

A grovelling day of junkets and freebies at the Weekend Oz

May 18, 2015 5

How do you fill a newspaper without paying for any content? Get companies to pay for junkets, of course ...

Clive shows world leaders his dinosaurs (and discusses world peace)

Clive shows world leaders his dinosaurs (and discusses world peace)

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.

Greg Sheridan defends Sri Lankan junket — and glowing coverage

Greg Sheridan defends Sri Lankan junket — and glowing coverage

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.

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

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.

Healthcare in WA gets taken for a ride

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.

Spinning the Media: Pack your suitcase for some free advertising

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.

Ethics on holiday for <em>NYT</em> and <em>Newsweek</em> writers’ Jamaica junket

Ethics on holiday for NYT and Newsweek writers’ Jamaica junket

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.

No good press for MP travel junkets

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.

Never mind the politicians, what about funded trips for doctors?

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.

Medicines Australia: Time for a crackdown on junkets

March 30, 2009

There is no reason why appropriate standards of conduct should not be enforceable for all pharmaceutical companies, writes Ian Chalmers.