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South Australia’s blackout has become a political talisman

South Australia’s blackout has become a political talisman

Let’s be explicit about this: South Australian wind farms did not shut down because the winds were too low or high.

No better illustration of a 'Canberra bubble' than Newspoll silliness

No better illustration of a 'Canberra bubble' than Newspoll silliness

Australian polls aren't just unreliable — the majority of voters pay little attention to politics, so claims that sentiment shifts from week to week are impossible to prove.

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Under a scheme floated by government MPs, journalists would have to allow the government to censor their work if they were to avoid being raided and prosecuted for leaked material.

Casually threatening letter exposes bureaucrats' deep-seated contempt for media

Casually threatening letter exposes bureaucrats' deep-seated contempt for media

Don't be surprised that the Attorney-General's Department is threatening media outlets; its loathing for media freedom goes back a long way.

Media outlets constantly twist trans issues and I'm sick of it

Media outlets constantly twist trans issues and I'm sick of it

The media regularly gives a platform to cisgender people who reproduce stereotypes, exaggerations and outright lies about our community.

Nine goes all in on Crown revelations, but will the house win?

Nine goes all in on Crown revelations, but will the house win?

Nine's burst of negative publicity for Crown will squeeze traditionally passive state-based gambling regulators and the federal authorities -- particularly Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton.

Media starts drumbeat for war on Iran

Media starts drumbeat for war on Iran

Having learnt nothing from the Iraq debacle, the Australian media is now urging our involvement in another military intervention in the Middle East.

The media is fundamentally incapable of properly reporting on climate change

The media is fundamentally incapable of properly reporting on climate change

The immediate nature of news media means it is, by definition, woefully ill-equipped to raise the alarm about the threat of climate change.

Tax cuts coverage ignored substance, focused on trivia

Tax cuts coverage ignored substance, focused on trivia

When it came to covering the most important change in our income tax system for decades, the media focused on political trivia at the expense of hard analysis.

Don't expect much press freedom from the politicians

Don't expect much press freedom from the politicians

There's little political will to do anything of substance in relation to media freedom. And the media has been its own worst enemy as basic rights have been eroded.