Commentary

Article
17 March 2017

Injustices sometimes need to be resisted unlawfully, as critics of Sally McManus should know, writes Peter Mares.

Article
16 March 2017

Recent commentary on the rules governing politicians’ declaration of financial interests has highlighted the ease with which they are circumvented and the laxity with which they are enforced,...

Article
14 March 2017

The media of the world may be facing a crisis more serious than a media economy in free fall, a crisis involving the foundations itself: Trust. Not the trust in the single newspiece or the single...

Article
14 March 2017

The challenge of what to do about fake news reveals a paucity of policy and regulatory smarts across the wider digital economy.

Article
13 March 2017

The Jekyll and Hyde character of the Trump administration is the result of a deep structure at its heart that stems from two dynamics that are in tension with each other, writes Thomas Wright.

Blog post
12 March 2017

Today is the world wide web’s 28th birthday. Here’s a message from its inventor on how the web has evolved, and what we must do to ensure it fulfils his vision of an equalising platform that...

Blog post
11 March 2017

This blogpost argues that fake news is the canary in the digital coal mine, a symptom of a much wider systemic challenge around the value and credibility of information.

Article
10 March 2017

This article comments on the proposed ABC restructure, which plans to deploy more resources to rural and regional areas.

Blog post
8 March 2017

This preliminary research found significant spatial variations across Melbourne in the match between people's jobs and skill levels.