Topic archives: mitch fifield

Inquiry into ABC and SBS on the launch pad, but who’s the target?

March 9, 2018 21

A government inquiry into the ABC and SBS is about to start, but it could be the smaller broadcaster that is the real target.

In conversation with new arts think tank program director Kate Fielding

February 23, 2018

The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.

Media reform: how the sausage got made

September 15, 2017 10

The government finally got a win on its media reform bill, but who extracted what along the way?

One Nation deal the greatest attack on ABC independence in decades

August 16, 2017 28

The Coalition-One Nation proposals to overhaul the ABC Act represent the greatest assault on the broadcaster's independence in a generation.

Media heavies get Fifield’s ear, consumer groups left out

August 3, 2017 6

Media groups featured heavily in the list of people first getting to meet with Communications Minister Mitch Fifield, but tech companies were not.

Fifield’s diary reveals mad scramble to fix Brandis’ arts cock-up

July 27, 2017

Communications and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield spent the first few months in the job repairing much of the damage his predecessor had on the arts.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

July 25, 2017 5

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 20, 2017 7

Fifield yuks it up ... IPA claims Eureka Stockade ... what does Christensen make of the new Doctor? ...

Whips out for the Glorious Midwinter Ball

June 15, 2017 5

We can't decide if Chloe Shorten or Julie Bishop was the best best dressed.

Media execs gather in Canberra for a government love-in

Media execs gather in Canberra for a government love-in

June 1, 2017 4

CEOs from 25 Australian radio, TV, and newspaper companies have lobbied the Parliament to pass media reforms they say will ensure their survival.