July 14, 2018
The ABC efficiency review
The new head of the government’s ABC efficiency review is not as right-wing as some may fear. Still, his appointment suggests an agenda to further muzzle the broadcaster’s independent voice.
law & crime
June 30, 2018
Tracey Spicer: Starting the first Me Too inquiry
Eight months after calling for stories of sexual misconduct in the Australian arts and media, the author details her involvement in establishing the world’s first workplace harassment inquiry.
April 28, 2018
Peta Credlin and Sky’s caustic panels
Murdoch’s cable channel Sky News has an undue influence in Canberra, but it is defined by a sour and second-rate discourse.
June 9, 2018
Mitch Fifield, the IPA and the ABC
Consistent attacks against the ABC by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield point to a man on a mission to destroy the independent authority of the national broadcaster.
April 14, 2018
The system driving live animal exports
The mass deaths of live exports are no surprise; they show an essential conflict in the priorities of a department shaped by Barnaby Joyce.
March 24, 2018
The George Pell committal hearing
As the preliminary hearing continues into allegations against George Pell of historical sexual offences, the tone of the cardinal’s possible defence is becoming clear.
February 24, 2018
Furore at the ABC
Two recent controversies at the ABC – the handling of the secret cabinet files and treatment of chief economics correspondent Emma Alberici – have left senior staff furious at what they see as incompetent managerialism.
February 24, 2018
Joyce gone, but Coalition still a mess
Embarrassing gaffes, recalcitrance, infighting and Joyce’s resignation – the hits just keep on coming for the Coalition.
February 17, 2018
Inside Protect Victoria
While Protect Victoria promotes itself as a non-political and non-racist group, its biased portrayal of crime is increasing fear and making it a recruitment hub for far-right radicals.
law & crime
February 10, 2018
Federal war on news and truth
As the government looks for easy votes in national security, clumsy legislation finds an unexpected enemy in the News Corp tabloids.
December 23, 2017
Murdoch and the royal commission
As recommendations from the child abuse royal commission are swept aside by senior Catholics, The Australian newspaper continues its unwavering support for the church.
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