Australia’s dwindling print news landscape faces the biggest threat to its existence “since World War II”. Soaring paper costs this year have placed the last newsprint mill and countless Aussie news titles at risk of closure. Continue reading The death rattle of Aussie print news?
A federal election is hurtling towards us bringing nothing but destruction in its wake. In the meantime, we’ll be facing off with the same political manoeuvring we’ve always seen from the same hoky political characters. Continue reading No Impact: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the federal election
Where Australians get their news has become a politically charged question leading to growing concerns about media ownership and influence and an overall lack of transparency. Continue reading Who owns your news? – news media app Headlinr to give audiences bird’s eye view
The aesthetic of the Morrison “smirk” gets a great deal of airtime for a good reason. “Talking politically” to “talk about politics” as a way of life plays effectively to the balcony when you’re talking about car parks, gas, stopping the boats and negative gearing. Continue reading Style, Substance… and then there’s Scott
Melbourne looks set to emerge from the global pandemic the most frequently locked down city on earth. With it’s sixth lockdown announced on August 4, Melbourne broke it’s tied status with Brisbane as the world’s most frequently locked down metropolitan area. Continue reading Melbourne takes the lockdown crown
Even if demonstrably accurate, balanced and in the public interest, the federal government and public sector agencies can still arbitrarily cripple individual journalists and destabilise the operation of entire media outlets by investigating their work. The result has been described as “a chilling effect” on what Australian journalists are willing to publish. Continue reading “The Chilling Effect” – the institutionalised censorship of the Australian press
For a solid indication of just what a shambles the federal Labor party is currently in, look no further than Australia’s energy sector. Continue reading Lost in the smog: whatever happened to the ALP?
The Australian news media landscape is changing dramatically and fast. Old guard news institutions and tech platforms are unlikely to survive the shift. Already the cracks are beginning to show. Continue reading Blurred lines: Australian news media is becoming unrecognisable
It’s astonishing just how easily and how much our colonial history has been twisted. During the week of the First Fleets arrival, the entire endeavour almost collapsed several times. Continue reading Blind luck and bloody mindedness: the ridiculous history of January 26, 1788
For the last eight weeks, K’gari has been on fire; the largest, hottest fire to strike the world’s largest sand island in modern history. Continue reading K’gari fires an urgent warning for Australia’s threatened ecology