tip off

Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Malcolm Turnbull. Crikey’s Malcolm Turnbull coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

READ MORE

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years — or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget — while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.

READ MORE

Mark Scott gets some gratuitous advice — from duds

The ABC isn’t short of gratuitous advice from its media rivals — despite the inept performance of the latter, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

READ MORE

Keane: will Brandis and Turnbull go after encryption next?

The growing use of encryption and anonymisation tools by companies and consumers is infuriating security agencies and the copyright industry. When will they move against them?

READ MORE

SBS insider reveals secret plan to kill Dateline

SBS’ international current affairs show Dateline has won numerous awards in its 30 years on air. But supervising producer Allan Hogan reveals the show is about to be gutted.

READ MORE

Up to 500 jobs to go as ABC, SBS funding cuts are finalised

As the magnitude of cuts to the public broadcasters firms up, decisions on how to reshape ABC and SBS are beginning to emerge.

READ MORE

Think you can’t learn much from metadata? Guess this film plot and think again

The government makes the collection of metadata sound innocuous — but technology consultant and Crikey’s own Department of Australia Leslie Nassar shows otherwise.

READ MORE

The five data retention lies you were told

The government’s unveiling of its data retention scheme was unaccompanied by blatant falsehoods by people who have no excuse not to know better.

READ MORE

Government unveils mass surveillance proposal

The government has finally unveiled its data retention regime — except, critical questions remain unanswered.

READ MORE
5

Lay off the ABC

Crikey readers have their say on the IPA’s take on ABC funding.

READ MORE

Turnbull outshines ‘em all in Gough tributes, and is Bishop heir to Abbott’s throne?

The death of Gough Whitlam enabled some comparisons to a giant of Australian politics. Some measured up better than others.

READ MORE

SBS to increase its prime-time ads — but the govt will keep the cash

Ad-averaging means SBS will air more ads in prime time, but some aren’t happy about the effect this could have on programming choices.

READ MORE

The 30-year history of trying (and failing) to make ABC cuts

Successive governments have let the ABC adapt to its environment rather than take on the difficult task of discussing what public broadcasting should mean.

READ MORE

ABC’s flagships could be sacrificed to fund online future, warns Scott

Efficiency savings might be achieved without program cuts, but if the ABC can’t use them to fund innovation, it’ll have to cut into programming anyway, Mark Scott said in Melbourne last night.

READ MORE

ABC sympathisers need to quit their rent-seeking antics

Malcolm Turnbull’s message to the ABC is loud and clear: change happens and has to be accommodated, even when it involves iconic programs like Lateline.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Torney responds … Danby the Prescient … honest notes …

Malcolm Turnbull gets his answer. And other media tidbits of the day.

READ MORE

‘There’s fuck-all you can do’: why the govt is losing the PR war with the ABC

From “down-payments on future efficiencies” to talk of the ABC pulling its weight, the government has failed to strike a chord with voters, spinners told Crikey.

READ MORE

ABC board talks potential program cuts, with Holmes not invited

Hundreds of ABC supporters gathered outside the broadcaster’s Ultimo HQ this morning to urge the board to save Lateline and a host of other ABC programs.

READ MORE

How ABC and SBS could save millions without touching programming

It’s traditional for new governments to look at reducing ABC and SBS’s tremendous transmission bills. But as a new player puts up its hand to bid for the contract, things could be different this time.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Howards and Keatings … the next Rove … Press Council v SMH

Andrew Bolt uses the Howard ratings to slam the ABC, but he’s reading the ratings selectively. And other media tidbits of the day.

READ MORE

Turnbull dismisses paltry community TV viewership

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his decision to take away community TV’s spectrum allocation from December 2015.

READ MORE

Turnbull sends community television to the gallows, leaves sector fuming

Thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement yesterday, community TV stations have 15 months left on air.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Arianna Huffington and the “magic of the internet” … did Brickworks get value for money? … Aussie scientists don’t make the news …

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Searching for UTS students at News … redundancy whispers at Leighton Holdings … Glenn Milne at a Crikey function? Seeing is believing …

READ MORE

Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

Next week the Oz’s Monday-to-Friday cover price rises from $2.20 to $2.50. And other media tidbits of the day.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...