This research argues that there is now a clear body of evidence that current regulatory systems for gambling advertising are ineffective, with further restrictions urgently needed across a range of media channels to prevent exposure to promotions that may encourage young people’s interest and involvement...
This article is the joint effort of a number of high-profile academics in gambling studies. It elaborates on a public health approach to gambling that accommodates an understanding of the political and economic context of a commercial, tax-paying gambling industry.
This report examines the availability and discoverability of Australian film and television content on Netflix and Stan. It builds on findings from a 2017 pilot study, produced for the Department of Communications’ Australian Screen and Children’s Content Review.
This analysis reveals that the AFL and NRL 2018 grand finals were highly saturated with alcohol advertising, the vast majority of which took place during children’s TV viewing hours.
The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Michelle Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Justin Milne's editorial interference.
Australia's international broadcasting service should be rebuilt to become again an important foreign policy instrument, to promote Australia's interests, influence and values in the Asia-Pacific, according to this report.
The federal government will again review the efficiency of the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service—ahead of their next round of funding. The Commonwealth funds the national broadcaster on three year contracts and the next funding will be announced for the three...
Editorial independence is hard won and under constant pressure from outside the newsroom. In public-sector broadcasting, the pressure comes from the federal government, which provides the funding and has powerful means of subjecting the broadcaster to intense political pressure, writes Denis Muller.
This Bill would amend the Act to insert the words ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ into paragraph 8(1)(c). The amended Act would require the Board ‘to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is fair, balanced, accurate and impartial according to...
Audio description technology enables people who are blind or vision impaired to enjoy screen content through narration of the action and visuals, providing context for audible sounds and dialogue. The Australian government has released this report to enable greater public discussion and engagement with interested...
The focus on the ABC raises questions about the motives behind the inquiry, and how it might benefit anti-ABC crusaders, including Pauline Hanson.
The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC’s) management of complaints.
This inquiry is operating in the context of rapidly changing media markets. Boundaries between traditional media markets are dissolving, new platforms exist for distributing news and entertainment, and revenue streams are changing. Consumers are adopting new forms of media rapidly, and the increased competition between...
This review was undertaken by the Editorial Policies team as an exercise to identify and compare the story choices being made by the ABC, the SBS and the free-to-air commercial services in key morning (radio) and evening (television) news bulletins.
This strategy document sets out what the Broadcasting Standards Authority intends to achieve or contribute to over the next four years and how it will manage its functions and operations to meet its intentions.
This article argues that the time has come for the federal government to stand up to the gambling industry and sporting governing bodies and take action against the damaging influence of sports betting ads on Australian television.
Michelle Guthrie’s vision for ABC current affairs is a mixed bag - with the history missing, writes Jane Goodall.