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Annual report of the Commonwealth of Australia communications and broadcasting regulatory authority: the Australian Broadcasting Authority
Australians are currently served by two public broadcasting networks. While both the ABC and the SBS have charters that require them to broadcast programs that, in the case of the ABC, “reflect the cultural diversity of the Australian community”, and, in the case of SBS,...
Robin Tennant-Wood explores the 'symbiotic relationship' between Australia's political parties and the Australian media, focusing on the media's sometimes reluctant scrutiny of party funding.
Sarah Miskin and Richard Grant explore some important aspects of political advertising, including the current legislation, the debates over 'truth' in content and the claims that Australia's political parties are opting for 'Americanised', negative election advertisements.
Political parties spend millions of dollars at each...
Tessa Ross, who heads Film Four, the film and drama production unit of Channel 4 Television in Britain, discussed the complicated relationship between the film-maker and the money that makes the film possible in this talk given in August at CIRAC.
Because the law requires reviews of many key features of digital TV before January 2005, many issues are up for reassessment yet again. Will free-to-air broadcasters be allowed to provide subscription (pay) TV? Will the rules for allocating broadcasting spectrum change? Is an indigenous TV...
Public museums are a critical element of the public sphere - the domain that links and affirms us all as citizens, irrespective of our individual traits, our birthplace, our place of residence, our religion, our economic status etc. But according to Brendan Gleeson, assessment, the...
Dean Murphy, Patrick Rawstorne, Martin Holt and Dermot Ryan investigate online chat sites as environments in which gay men can socialise and look for sex partners. They find that the sites are social as well as sexual environments and support or mediate a range of...
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The taxpayer-funded Government Members’ Secretariat is doing party political work, according to former government adviser Greg Barns
WHEN Liberal backbencher Jim Lloyd told ABC Radio’s AM program on 7 July that the Howard government’s taxpayer funded Government Members’ Secretariat...
Brett Evans assesses the Vote for Me field for APO
THE national secretary of the Labor Party says it should be abandoned ‘in the interests of a proper election campaign’. The federal Minister for State says it ‘trivializes the democratic system’. Kim Beazley...