I would like to thank everyone who has supported Kangaroo Court of Australia (KCA) this year which has helped it grow. Email followers have grown by about 12% although page views have gone down. The decrease in page views is not a big issue given last year was an election year so a spike then would be expected.
KCA has been consistent in 2014 as far as writing numerous stories that are in the public interest that the mainstream media would not write. If you go back over the year there are many stories that have been driven by KCA and its supporters.
I always like to publish the statistics so other sites/blogs can also learn from it. KCA’s influence is a lot greater than the page views that it receives. The true influence is the stories that KCA and its supporters drive that end up on other sites as well. KCA is now 4-years-old with the first post in January 2011.
2011: Page views: 104,889 Email followers: 300
2012: Page views: 700,092 Email followers: 1902
2013: Page views: 883,343 Email Followers: 2454
2014: Page views: 792,074 Email Followers: 2760
One of my favourite moments for the year is captured in the picture below of me attempting to interview Federal Court judge Bernard Murphy after he gave evidence at the Trade Union Royal Commission. Mr Murphy is Julia Gillard’s old boss from the 1990’s when she worked at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.
The picture was published by the Sydney Morning Herald (Click here to see) and I wrote about it and uploaded the video (Click here to read more). For me it showed that KCA was really starting to do one of the key things it was set up for which is getting people on camera and asking them the hard questions.
Funding – Full-time versus Part-time for 2015
For some of 2014 I spent working full-time on KCA which was the first time in its 4 year life. Previously I always worked on this site part-time. The full-time period was funded by supporters’ donations, supporters buying t-shirts etc. (thank you to those supporters) and from my own savings. My savings are running very low so I will be going back to work as soon as I find a job and continue to work on KCA part-time as I have previously done.
At the current growth rate it will probably be a few years before I can permanently work on KCA full-time but things are always changing so it might be sooner with a bit of luck. When that happens it will make a huge difference and the experience of this year will help greatly. Some things were done well and some poorly but it was all good experience.
There are a lot of stories to be investigated and written and a lot of issues to be driven. Time flies fast and by the end of 2015 the federal election will be only 6 to 12 months away which is one of the best times to try and put issues on the public agenda. A lot of the groundwork needs to done in 2015 and I will be doing the best I can to make sure things like judicial corruption and the associated political corruption is on the agenda.
Thank you to the supporters
I said the below in last year’s Christmas post and it is worth repeating:
“This site is many things. It is a media site as I post stories. It is an activist site as it is here to drive change in relation to judicial and political corruption. It is also a grass-roots movement because without your support the site would go nowhere and achieve nothing. Ultimately it is the supporters that will decide if this site is a success and can achieve results long-term. In saying that it has already achieved results in its 4 short years.”
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I will be back posting sometime in mid January so have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for your support
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