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ASPI: Drumming up business

Having just revealed it raked in a record $16 million in cash last financial year the Australian Strategic Policy Institute is apparently making good by marching to the beat of its new Defence Minister Peter […]

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Keating faces off against “Grand Insulters”

As former Prime Minister Paul Keating addressed the National Press Club, failed prime ministerial candidate Peter Dutton—who was rejected by his own parliamentary party room—took to Twitter labelling Keating “dear leader” and “Grand Appeaser Comrade […]

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Who is following ASPI?

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has more than 100,000 social media followers yet averages around only ten engagements per post. Is its online engagement real or just another piece of weapons maker and foreign government-funded […]

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ASPI now officially annoying

In keeping with its claims of “independence” the cashed up Australian Strategic Policy Institute decides it is best placed to write its own history 26 October 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein Winston Churchill, whose once mighty […]

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Star spangled propaganda

The rocket’s red glare, the bomb bursting in air, gave proof through the night that ASPI will be there in Washington DC 20 September 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein O say can you see, by the […]

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Credibility tanked

ASPI consistently cites an annual review by the University of Pennsylvania as proof its global credentials are “gold standard” but a closer look at the report hardly supports ASPI’s claim 30 August 2021 | Marcus […]

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ASPI’s censorship sneaks

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says it’s independent, free of influence and stands by the integrity of its research, so who is scrubbing negative comments from its Wikipedia page? 20 August 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein […]

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ASPI’s social media strategic blunder

A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute has blown up in the face of the weapons maker-funded think tank after it tried to muzzle public comments on Twitter 27 July 2021 | Marcus […]

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What planet are they on?

Within two weeks of collecting $4 million in taxpayer money, ASPI claims the Australian government is short-changing think tanks 19 July 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein (APAC Digital Image) Though the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) […]

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Is Foreign Affairs marching to ASPI’s beat?

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s government-mandated constitution states that ASPI’s powers are limited to “strategic and defence issues” but ASPI now appears to be advising the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 16 June 2021 […]

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What really happens in Holt Street?

Has Sharri Markson slipped up again, with a Chinese conspiracy exclusive neatly timed to coincide with the announcement of pre-sales of her first book? OPINION10 May 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein It appears the “drums of […]

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ASPI sponsors collect billions from Defence

Scott Morrison’s latest billion-dollar missile spend was leaked to the media and then talked up by ASPI whose sponsors have raked in $51 billion in Defence Department contracts whilst doling out cash to the highly-conflicted […]

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ASPI’s influence over university grants

The Australian Research Council launches investigation into Australian academics, based solely on US government-funded research by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the day after a report in Murdoch press 14 December 2020 | Marcus Reubenstein The […]

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Agency of foreign influence

ASPI rakes in millions of dollars from the US Government and Australia’s Department of Defence en route to record year for revenue 24 November 2020 | Marcus Reubenstein (Image by Marcus Reubenstein) The Australia-China relationship […]