media

media 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.

media 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.

media 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.

rural 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.

religion 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.

media 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.

immigration 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.

religion 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.

religion 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.