media

media August 12, 2017

PaTH and unpaid internships

With young jobseekers being encouraged to sign up to the PaTH internship program, companies are benefiting from free labour and a government subsidy. The question is, what are the interns gaining?

indigenous affairs August 12, 2017

Australia’s human rights disgraces

After leaving her post as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs is as forthright as ever in describing the country’s slide backwards in its social policies and treatment of the vulnerable.

media July 29, 2017

The impact of public sentiment on the economy

More than ever, markets read between the lines, making volatile every pronouncement by the government or Reserve Bank.

media August 5, 2017

Selling Labor’s Sam Dastyari

In the week of a friendly ABC profile and the launch of his confessional memoir, Sam Dastyari’s speedy rehabilitation after his Chinese donations scandal has irked many, even within his party. Is his brash style a positive or a flaw?

media June 3, 2017

Quadrant and its slide into deluded extremism

Once seen as a journal of intellectual weight, today’s Quadrant has gone off-leash to become a ranting voice of the reactionary right.

media May 13, 2017

What the future holds for Fairfax

Fairfax’s latest staff cuts signal a crisis in Australian journalism, but international models offer a ray of hope.

law & crime March 4, 2017

Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family

In 2009, her world was torn apart by the murder of her parents, brothers and aunt. Now, following her uncle’s long-awaited conviction, Brenda Lin faces the glare of the media again.

media March 4, 2017

Senior Liberals caution Malcolm Turnbull on style

As Turnbull’s supporters become anxious about an absence of narrative and clear advice, his problems are greater than a vengeful Tony Abbott.

immigration February 25, 2017

Race, stereotyping and Melbourne’s Apex gang

The media’s reporting of gang crime across Melbourne has racial overtones, singling out Sudanese Australians and engendering fear and stereotyping in the community.

media February 18, 2017

The death of broadcast television

As the number of traditional viewers fall, what does the future of broadcast television look like?

media December 17, 2016

Facebook’s distortion of news access

Facebook’s opaque algorithm for filtering its News Feed likely distorts access to information and public debate.