January 27, 2012
What can Can-Do Campbell do? Queensland’s pint-sized superhero, Can-Do Campbell Newman, has eight weeks to prove he really can do it. The former Brisbane Lord Mayor, who quit last April to lead Queensland’s Liberal-National Party into the election, now faces a state poll on March 24 that will determine whether the LNP gets in and whether […]
January 19, 2012
Wilkie’s pokie saga shows money trumps passion. Who is Andrew Wilkie trying to bluff? Does he think he can really force the Gillard government into passing his pokie reforms, or is he just trying to save face? Whatever he’s doing, the pokie saga has become a fascinating study of power. The anti-pokie crusader demanded yesterday that the […]
December 15, 2011
This year was a year of protest -- from Wall Street to the Arab Spring -- and, as such, Time magazine has chosen to not honour any sole identifiable individual. If there is one thing that Time loves more than the anti-hero it's the collective and/or inanimate.
November 23, 2011 3 Comments
The Leveson Inquiry into the British media has seen a minefield of accusations emerge over the past 48 hours as the British public has heard for the first time from victims at the centre of the News of the World phone hacking scandal
October 25, 2011 3 Comments
Rudder steps up as Foxtel 2IC. After Patrick Delaney departed Foxtel to become CEO of Premier Media Group, parent of Fox Sports, the 2IC role at the pay TV giant was left vacant. We hear that will soon be filled by Jim Rudder, the BSkyB and Nine Network executive who was named Foxtel’s content head […]
October 24, 2011
The market is up 88. The SFE Futures were up 45 this morning. The Dow Jones closed up 267 overnight. The S&P 500 was up 1.9% and ended the week up 1.1% for its third straight week of gains. European markets were also higher for a third straight week. EU officials are moving towards agreement […]
October 21, 2011 9 Comments
Crikey presents: "A Penny For Your Thoughts". A highlight reel of the audience's reaction to Alan Jones' National Press Club address from October 19.
September 30, 2011
Nine's night, thanks to The Footy Show.
September 29, 2011
Last week's Media Briefs covered how The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Living lift-out rehashed a Neil Perry recipe. The story now has a second helping.
September 28, 2011
Sonray shows private school circles don’t always win. Melbourne Grammar School has produced some of the country’s most influential people, including premiers and prime ministers, but as the sordid tale of the Sonray Capital Markets collapse shows, being involved in such circles does not always end well. Yesterday, Sonray’s sole director, Russell Johnson, appeared in the Melbourne […]