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13 Oct 2017

The BBC charter is up for renewal, and members of senior and middle management have been co-opted into a working group “to identify what the BBC does best and find more ways of doing less of it better.” Actually, that’s fake news — or news fiction. It’s a summary of the first episode in the...

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16 Nov 2015

In the face of the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the philosophical heritage of stoicism carries a radical challenge

In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the messages in the French newspapers were mixed. Editorials in Le Figaro, Sud-ouest and Le Parisien declared...

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05 Nov 2015

With the recent political explosion in Australia – the dumping of yet another prime minister – came an avalanche of political interviews. But how much did we learn from these public interrogations? Have political interviews infused with intense media management run out of puff? With the decline...

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23 Sep 2015

Monday night’s ABC interviews showed how TV can be dangerous for politicians in unexpected ways

When Bill Shorten took the chair for a solo Q&A at Ballarat on Monday night, the cards were stacked against him. Tony Jones, at his most adversarial throughout, introduced...

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13 Jul 2015

Why are we angered by stories of Greek hairdressers retiring at fifty on public pensions yet unmoved at the thought of bailed-out German bankers being chauffeured around town?

In October 2000, a few weeks before the US presidential election, I heard Ralph Nader speak at...

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30 Oct 2014

The thirtieth anniversary of SBS’s Dateline is a chance to consider some often-unreported truths

The thirtieth-anniversary edition of Dateline, broadcast on SBS on 24 October, featured a selection of landmark stories from the program’s history. In the words of the guest...

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08 Sep 2014

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you worry about identity theft? Have you ever bought a designer fake? Could you see forgery as an art form? Have you ever made an illegal download? Have you ever had a nightmare about your evil twin? Do you believe in parallel worlds? Jane Goodall...

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11 Jun 2014

The fires that swept through the Las Conchas region in New Mexico in June 2011 intensified at four times the rate of any previously known outbreak, consuming almost an acre of forest each second, incinerating even the mother trees and, along with them, any prospect of cyclic regeneration....

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17 Jan 2011

We are in a situation in which unprecedented weather events are to be expected, but we still don’t expect them, writes Jane Goodall in Inside Story

“YOU wouldn’t think this could happen because it never happens, but it has happened,” said Peter...

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29 Jul 2010

"BLIGHTED” was the Courier Mail’s headline on 21 July, over a photo of Anna Bligh looking weary and overwrought. On the same day, Tony Abbott was getting a “rock-star reception” at a Brisbane primary school, according to the paper, and declaring that the election would be “won or lost...

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