It has been a fairly good year for this website and what we are trying to achieve which is largely due to the followers who are the engine of the website by driving it on social media. I published my second book on corruption and managed to grow email followers 17% even though I cut back the number of articles I posted for over six months while I finished writing the book which I thought was a good result.
The highlight of the year for me was publishing the book and being able to get international coverage at least to some degree with the book review by UK barrister Phillip Taylor. He does not just talk about the book but also about the global corruption problem and free speech which is relevant to most articles on this website so if you haven’t already watched the video, as per below, make sure you do.
The power of social media is growing rapidly which is one of the reasons governments and old media companies around the world are trying to control it, but the genie is out of the bottle so it’s too late. Remember you do have power and when you share something on social media it does count and your support of this website is vital to its growth and helping drive change.
Censoring free speech and political communication
Censorship is a growing problem which affects many media platforms, including this website, but it has been around in one form or another for a long time so its a matter of dealing with it as best you can. For example, recently Google shadowbanned this website by pushing it down the search results for many search terms. But that hasn’t stopped this website growing the number of email followers, supporters of the Facebook page and Twitter account.
In another attempt of censorship book retailers were definitely threatened/encouraged to limit the sale of my new book when it was first released but after the first few instances of limiting its sale most retailers have now stood firm and it is freely available. Although I do note that one bookshop, The Nile, started saying on their website on the books page “Product Unavailable” which is wrong and happened a couple of hours after I linked the main book picture on my website to The Nile. I think others were threatened weeks ago and aren’t worried now because the threats were all hot air, but it must have been the first threat for The Nile.
The threats/encouragement likely came from Scott Morrison’s office who specialise in censorship and threaten media on a daily basis or Kerry Stokes who gets mentioned many times in the book for his various court cases against me and who is also well-known for trying to censor critics.
Moving forward we can all use the experience from recent attempts to censor this website to try and avoid it in the future.
I plan on writing my third book which should hopefully be published in the first half of next year and continue to promote my current book. I’ll also focus on trying to grow email subscribers and possibly trial a pop-up for that early next year so if you see the pop-up asking you to subscribe and you are already a subscriber there is no need to fill it in. It’ll just be me trialling it.
I think next year will be a good year and an important year for this website so see you then.
I would like to thank all the followers of the Kangaroo Court of Australia for your support during the year for reading and sharing my articles etc. I would especially like to thank all the people who donated during the year. The funds raised will help with keeping this website publishing, continuing to defend myself against Seven West Media’s frivolous and their vexatious court case which is back in court on 1st of February 2021 and the Capilano Honey matter with the judgment still reserved by the judge.
I’ll be having a couple of weeks off then start working again behind the scenes at the start of January. I’ll publish my first article for 2021 at the end of January/beginning of February.
Once again thank you very much for all your support this year and hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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