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16 Sep 2017

A few months ago, Nick Xenophon approached me and the editors of other smaller independent and regional media companies with a reasonable question.

If the senator was to back the government’s plan to scrap rules protecting diversity of media ownership in Australia, paving the way for...

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28 Apr 2017

Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries – including during the presidential elections in the US and France – and pledged to clamp down on such “information operations”.

In a white paper...

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29 Mar 2017

Late last week, Cricket Australia and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) announced their 20-year sponsorship deal, estimated to have been worth $65 million over five years, had come to an end. No longer would Australian cricket players take to the field with Victoria Bitter logos emblazoned...

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28 Mar 2017

This week the Turnbull Government is trying to convince the Senate to cut the company tax rate from 30% to 25%. A company tax cut is a bad idea, and yet it has it taken hold and apparently 44% of Australians support it.

It’s being presented as a simple answer to a host of economic...

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19 Mar 2017

Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests.

One basic truth is stark enough as newsrooms around Britain – and around the world – contract or close. The advertising money...

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07 Mar 2017

The ABC will cut 20% of management positions and lose 200 staff by June, in what ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, calls a tough strategy to bring transformational change to the national broadcaster.

The job losses will start immediately in support areas in the TV news and...

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17 Nov 2016

Late last year the Federal Health minister, Sussan Ley, acknowledged that the private health insurance system was in need of reform and consulted widely with consumers and other interested groups. More than 40,000 people also responded to an online survey.

A spokesman for Ley tells...

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02 Nov 2016

A newspaper in Florida said last week that it regretted its critical coverage of US Presidential Republican candidate, Donald Trump. By doing so, it abandoned its primary duty - speaking truth to power and "exposing his many falsehoods" - claims New York University journalism professor, Jay...

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12 Aug 2016

The Guardian journalists discuss their handling of more than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island of Nauru. Journalists spent several months combing through the Nauru files which set out the assaults, sexual violence, self-...

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10 Aug 2016

More than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island of Nauru – totalling more than 8,000 pages – are published by the Guardian today. The Nauru files set out as never before the assaults, sexual abuse, self-harm attempts, child...

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