A joint attack on the ABC by the Liberals, One Nation and the commercial media sector has fallen apart due to lack of actual evidence.
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the new French right, birds versus drones, who ya gonna call? Trust-busters! And how many anti-depressants are we taking?
The competition regulator has started from first principles to consider journalism, its social benefits and threats to its business model. But it doesn't get very far with solutions.
Why are the Nationals so afraid of a federal ICAC? Is it because of their long history of maladministration and rorting grants?
The ACCC is trying to get to grips with how to regulate Google and Facebook. You'd think that would be good news to the groups currently being dominated...
Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.
Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?
The Reserve Bank has flagged it is already thinking about cutting, rather than raising, interest rates — a key observation in the wake of a significant reappraisal of our current economic performance.
Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.