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Where there’s a Will there’s a story – Mirabella, the QC and the $100,000 gift

Where there's a Will there's a story - Mirabella, the QC and the $100,000 gift
by Matthew Raggatt Sophie Mirabella in Parliament. Courtesy Kym Smith, The Australian. Was the Age right to lead with the personal story of Sophie Mirabella and her relationship with the late Colin Howard QC? Amongst the leading papers,...

‘At Home with Julia’: Sexist or Stupid?

'At Home with Julia': Sexist or Stupid?
Courtesy of The Age By Sarah Ludington The ABC’s ‘At Home with Julia’ has just finished its controversial run, with any hope of a ‘second term’ having been quashed by disappointing ratings. While the...

Claws come out in response to government’s media inquiry

Claws come out in response to government's media inquiry
By Riahn Smith Over the past few weeks the media has turned the spotlight on itself – not by choice but in defence of its right to operate free from government intervention. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy On September...

Facebook Overshares

Facebook Overshares
By Jessie Schanzle Facebook’s new Timeline feature and Open Graph development platform have privacy advocates up in arms.  But is it really privacy concerns that have people worried? Or is it the knowing our personal information,...

Churnalism and the PR machine

Churnalism and the PR machine
John Brumby and Ted Baillieu are in agreement over the MCG redevelopments. Picture: Herald Sun By Nick Fogarty The Baillieu government ended up with a egg on its’ face last week when it was revealed that their PR office had put...

It’s called “the Malaysian Solution”…but where has Malaysia been in the debate?

It's called "the Malaysian Solution"...but where has Malaysia been in the debate?
By Sumisha Naidu It would be impossible for any Australian media consumer not to have heard of the “Malaysian Solution” by now – the currently defunct deal that would have sent  800 asylum seekers to Malaysia in...

Media dines out on St Kilda’s scandalous cake

Media dines out on St Kilda's scandalous cake
By Jacob Howard You’d think members of the Saint Kilda Football Club would be trying to distance themselves from any possible situations that suggested impropriety, lewdness or a lack of respect for women. But as Sam Fisher showed...

Wind farms debate blown out

Wind farms debate blown out
[PHOTO: Moorabool Weekly] Wind farms, like much new technology, have triggered strong community support as well as vocal opposition. As concerns over climate change loom larger than ever, it’s become a question of whether they’re...

Deterrence and asylum seekers

By Toby Maconachie. Recently the issue of asylum seekers seems to have come to focus on deterrence, but why has this happened and what evidence are these arguments of deterrence based upon? Even if deterrence is of primary importance...

Journalism without the Mix

Journalism without the Mix
By Tom Hall It’s hard to look at the Andrew Bolt defamation case without picking a side. For a public figure as polarizing as Bolt, you either love him or hate him. Then there is the ‘I appreciate him as a journalist… and REALLY...