Media couples update. Damn, how could we miss so many! Thanks to all the marvellous people who’ve emailed in to say who we forgot on our media couples list. We did say it wasn’t exhaustive. Here’s today’s additions. Email anyone we’re still missing here:

  • Michael Felgate (Seven News) and Jacqui Felgate (Seven News)
  • Kate Legge (The Australian) and Greg Hywood (Fairfax CEO)
  • Tom Elliott (3AW Drive presenter) and Elise Elliott (A Current Affair/Herald Sun)
  • Leesha Mckenny (Sydney Morning Herald) and Dave Braithwaite (Fairfax Media)
  • Phil Coorey (Australian Financial Review) and Fleur Anderson (Australian Financial Review)
  • Tahmina Ansari (ABC) and Mohamed Taha (ABC)
  • Rebecca Sullivan ( and Toby Johnstone (Domain Editorial Director)
  • Fran Kelly (ABC Radio National) and Marion Frith (Radio National)
  • Adam Harvey (ABC News) and Eliza Harvey (ABC News)
  • Ross Solly (ABC) and Samantha Hawley (ABC)
  • Jessica Harmsen (ABC News) and Nick Harmsen (ABC News)
  • Phil Hudson (The Australian Canberra bureau chief) and Lyndal Curtis (Sky News
    Canberra bureau chief, ex-ABC)
  • Mathew Dunckley (Fairfax’s Business Day) and Siobhan Duck (Herald Sun)
  • Bianca Hall (The Age) and Noell Towell (The Canberra Times)
  • Miki Perkins (The Age) and Tom McKendrick (Fairfax)
  • Mike Clay (ABC The Drum) and Jessica Gardner (Australian Financial Review)
  • Anna Patty (Sydney Morning Herald) and Andrew West (Radio National)
  • Louise Rugendyke (Sydney Morning Herald) and Matt Collins (Daily Telegraph)
  • Brigid Glanville (ABC News) and Tim Palmer (ABC News)
  • Mike Bowers (The Guardian/ABC) and Paula Kruger (ABC training manager)
  • Garrett Mundy (ABC News) and Aleisha Orr (Fairfax’s WA Today)
  • Rebecca Dollery (ABC News) and Daniel Mercer (The West Australian)
  • Alan Ramsey (Fairfax columnist) and Laura Tingle (Australian Financial Review)

Who’ll edit the AWW? Since Helen McCabe’s shock departure from the Australian Women’s Weekly earlier this week, there’s been no end to speculation about who’ll replace her.

There’s been a bit of speculation in news articles it might be Mamamia founder Mia Freedman, but she rubbished such notions on Twitter yesterday.


The handle @overingtonc belongs to Caroline Overington, currently the American-based associate editor of the magazine. “She has kids, a vagina and most importantly, is one of the most talented journalists in Australia,” Freedman continued. — Myriam Robin

No more US Netflix for Australians? Netflix’s Australian content library is nowhere near as large as some other parts of the world, including the US. This is largely due to much of the content being locked up with its rivals, including, most notably, Foxtel and Stan. Australians who want a larger library tend to use services like UnblockUs to trick their Netflix into thinking it is in the US, but this practice referred to as “geododging” could soon be over. The company’s vice president of content delivery architecture David Fullagar posted on the company’s blog this week stating that while the end goal is to have all content available globally, it still needs to negotiate these content licensing agreements in order to make it happen. In order to make these deals, Netflix has said it will be looking to block these unblocking services meaning Australians will only be able to access content licenced to Netflix in Australia.

They’ve made similar threats like this before, so it remains to be seen whether it will have any impact, but it looks like they’re taking it a bit more seriously now. — Josh Taylor

Greens Derangement Syndrome. GDS has a new champion, with a slow, hybrid crash of an interview by federal Labor’s Michael Danby on Sky News yesterday. Danby is pissing razor blades at the possibility that the Greens new image may make it possible for the Libs to preference them, and actually get their voters to toe the line. That would put Melbourne Ports in the same position as the state seat of Prahran — which overlaps it — that the Greens took in the last election. Given that prospect, Danby can’t think straight. In one 10-minute interview he said that unions would stop giving money to the Greens when they realised that Richard Di Natale had taken the party to the right; that state president of the Liberal Party Michael Kroger was conning the Liberal base by potentially committing the Libs to back a party so far to the left; that the Greens were against the mainstream of Australia, but that Danby himself gained 87% of Greens second preferences and was proud of that. God almighty. Danby wound up by pointing out that the Greens want to close down zoos (they don’t): “do they want the zebras running down Pitt Street?” Forget zebras, Mike. What about the chameleons, those who can go red, blue and green in one interview? An endangered species perhaps? — Guy Rundle

Video of the day. Vale Alan Rickman …


Front page of the day. Has the ABC lost its exclusive? The Hun carries three pages of James Hird in his own words, and promises more tomorrow …


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