Tim Dwyer

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Associate Professor Tim Dwyer has previously taught at Macquarie University and at the University of Western Sydney in Media Policy and Research in the School of Communication Arts. He is currently Chair of the Department of Media and Communications.

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14 Sep 2017

Under the Turnbull Government's new rules, a company will be able to have television, radio and print outlets in the same market.



12 Dec 2016

The government’s Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 proposes cutting a rule that stops commercial TV networks from broadcasting to more than 75% of Australians. The House of Representatives passed the bill, which will now go to the Senate.

Labor has said it...



15 Sep 2016

The Turnbull government’s media bill has been sent off to another Senate inquiry, despite protestations from the government and the industry over the need to pass it urgently.

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield’s assessment is that if the government does not remove two media rules...

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20 Feb 2012

Citizens need to be informed to participate in democracy -- and they rely on the media for information.

Three recent books catalogue the problems with the contemporary media, and show just how much needs to change for the democratic role of the news to...

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24 Nov 2010

Regulation for media diversity continues to be a precondition of democratic and/or pluralistic polities argues this paper.

Since the 20th century introduction of laws to regulate diversity in control of influential media, the concept of ‘voice’ has become significant, referencing several discourses and industry...

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