media

media October 21, 2017

The Hanson plot to kill the ABC

This week’s failed senate attempt to tighten control over the national broadcaster highlights the sway One Nation has over the Coalition.

media October 14, 2017

The ‘No’ case in Chinese media

Chinese Australians are seeing advertising from the Coalition for Marriage but the community’s conservative media are declining to publish views supporting same-sex marriage.

religion September 23, 2017

How the ‘No’ case is abusing the ABC

As the debate on same-sex marriage continues, the ‘No’ case is exploiting the ABC’s charter and complaints process to gain prominence for ugly views.

law & crime October 7, 2017

Murdoch’s failure to launch Fox here

With the collapse of Murdoch’s takeover plan for Ten, something else ended: the designs for his Sky roster to take a de facto Fox News to the mainstream.

media August 19, 2017

Making war with the ABC

As the ABC faces down sustained attacks from News Corp and other outlets, the government is in the process of changing journalism for good.

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 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 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 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.