June 16, 2011 2 Comments
The concept that many major questions need a yes and no answer can hardly survive in an environment in which three word slogans and invented narrarive are substituted for reasoned discussion and analysis.
June 2, 2011 4 Comments
Adshel failed the first issues management test because it panicked after some 30 calls complaining about gay safe s-x ads in bus shelters and rushed into taking action.
May 30, 2011 7 Comments
No one can really judge whether the Blanchett-Caton carbon ads are any good until research is done on community reactions.
May 6, 2011 3 Comments
The recent royal wedding is instructive for many reasons, but probably mainly for illustrating the effectiveness of using tradition as a framing device.
April 27, 2011
It was moving to read in The Sunday Age a story reporting that records mapping the location of 3906 Vietnamese soldiers killed and buried by Australians during the Task Force operations had been given to Vietnam.
April 13, 2011 14 Comments
Stephen Smith could be described as a brave man -- even a hero -- in the real sense of the words rather than the debased usage much of the media and many militaristic politicos have adopted.
March 24, 2011 5 Comments
Anyone imagining that the nuclear industry is reeling in disarray and on the defensive after the Japanese disaster ought to think again.
March 3, 2011 1 Comment
Sport is not only big business but also an activity where hugely disproportionate returns accrue to the most successful.
February 15, 2011 23 Comments
If Kevin Rudd had approached his mining tax, and the emissions trading system, in the way Julia Gillard is approaching the carbon tax, he might still be Prime Minister.
February 8, 2011 6 Comments
If so many US citizens believe in fantasies, and Pants on Fire ratings are needed for politics here and there, equally much of what people believe about PR and its history is wrong as well, writes Noel Turnbull adjunct professor media and communications RMIT University