Andrew Dodd

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Media ownership in Australia

A diverse, independent media is seen as central to a functioning democracy yet tight government regulation in Australia has failed to ensure a plurality of voices. Rear Vision looks at the story of media ownership in Australia.

Reimagining leadership: the role of media

What is the influence of the media on leadership styles and practices in Australia? Some people claim that the national media are setting the political agenda. Others say that their influence is declining as people move to digital media for their news - or abandon...

Bias in the Australian media

Does the ABC, or the Murdoch or Fairfax press, or any other Australian news media outlet, for that matter, have a discernible political or philosophical bias? Is it possible for journalists to be truly objective: neutral, detached, and leaving every skerrick of his or her...

In the frontline of the war against boredom

Andrew Dodd reviews Bob Carr’s account of eighteen months as foreign minister.
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Premiers past - Joan Kirner

Joan Kirner, Labor Premier of Victoria 1990-1992 The first female premier of Victoria, Kirner found herself at the top of a disintegrating government after the resignation of John Cain in 1990. She sold the State Bank, battled the ALP factions and was hounded by the...