media

media September 15, 2018

Changing the discourse on suicide

Reflecting on the limits of language around suicide, the author writes of his own experience of depression and the call for a more open discussion of mental health.

media September 1, 2018

How the Murdoch press ran Turnbull from his office

In among the collapse of the Turnbull government was a final gasp of influence from the right-wing press.

immigration August 11, 2018

Sleeping Giants fuel Sky News backlash

As the backlash set in after Sky News’s interview with Blair Cottrell, one activist group turned its sights to the channel’s corporate sponsors.

immigration August 11, 2018

Who is making money out of racism?

In a final interview as race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane condemns politicians and media organisations for profiting from racism, and warns it will get worse. Mike Seccombe reports.

religion August 4, 2018

The politics of racism

The government’s rhetoric on race takes it into territory that is uglier and more targeted than even John Howard’s campaigns.

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.