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Andrea Carson

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Fear, loathing and COVID-19: America and Australia compared

While most Australians believe government lockdown measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic “are about right”, this public opinion research from the United States Studies Centre finds Americans are deeply divided.
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The real news on ‘fake news’: politicians use it to discredit media, and journalists need to fight back

A new study reveals that politicians are only too happy to use the term 'fake news' against the media – to the great detriment of journalism and public debate.
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Political elites’ use of fake news discourse across communications platforms

This article finds evidence in the Australian context supporting the concept of a “fake news” contagion. Fake news language has emerged as part of Australian strategic political communications since Donald Trump’s election; however, its usage is not (yet) widespread among Australian MPs.
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Civil voices: researching not-for-profit advocacy

This report argues that there is need for reforms to ensure that the current definition of charities, which recognises advocacy as a part of an organisation’s charitable purpose, be protected and advanced.
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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.
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