Topic archives: qanda

Razer: Q&A dresses up narcissism and calls it democracy

February 13, 2018 76

If you're wondering if Monday nights have changed, it's just business as usual: "A group of people fresh from the Qantas Club Lounge think about themselves, and the medium they inhabit in that moment, as democracy itself," writes Helen Razer.

Crikey Worm: tax wars

February 6, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Businesses and unions go head to head over corporate tax cuts. Plus, Trump's bloviating creates unusual bedfellows. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Five times Q&A audience members spoke for the nation in 2017

January 18, 2018 15

The audience members continued to standout across Q&A's 2017 season, often outshining the panelists themselves. Here are Crikey's look back at the most memorable five.

Razer: we finally reached peak Q&A

October 24, 2017 39

This week's Q&A episode on marriage equality was billed as a “debate” and was boiled down to its noisome essence. Which is to say, it said things that have been already said and said.

Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

May 10, 2017 21

Amanda Vanstone's Monday column in The Age manages to be the worst thing in the paper, a ramble about Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Rundle: Oz’s culture warriors somehow link ‘ferrdom’ from 18c to Abdel-Magied’s Q&A appearance

February 22, 2017 4

It's an endlessly fascinating question as to whether Oriel, Planet and the leader writers are hypocritical or simply stupid and confused, unable to accept the real contradictions of the right's liberal-conservative fusion.

News Corp throws stones over Yassmin Abdel-Magied petition

February 21, 2017 11

We could get 15,000 signatures to ban Gerard Henderson from Insiders. Easy.

The Australian declares war on Yassmin Abdel-Magied, misses the point again

February 17, 2017 10

For some reason, Caroline Overington, in her attacks on Yassmin Abdel-Magied in The Australian, cannot seem to understand this whole idea of soft diplomacy.

Media elite’s free speech obsession a self-serving wank fest

August 25, 2016 25

The current infatuation with free speech has very little to do with political belief, and everything to do with protecting the interests of the knowledge class.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

July 12, 2016

Last night's episode of Q&A got interesting, but not for reason the ABC had hoped.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

June 7, 2016

Q&A is the only program to get a bump in viewers from election content.

Duncan Storrar is right, ScoMo is wrong — money does mean more to the poor

May 13, 2016 7

A little goes a long way when household income is low. The same boost requires a lot more money once you’re richer.

Media briefs: Q&A’s column inches … singing shows fade … Daily Mail to buy Yahoo? …

Media briefs: Q&A’s column inches … singing shows fade … Daily Mail to buy Yahoo? …

April 12, 2016 2

Channel Nine speaks out on 60 Minutes scandal. And other media tidbits of the day.

Denton rejects claims he has fallen for doctors’ spin on assisted death

Denton rejects claims he has fallen for doctors’ spin on assisted death

November 9, 2015 7

Advocates for various forms of assisted dying and euthanasia thrash it out ahead of Q&A special.

Mallah hurt <em>Q and A</em>, but this tweet wrecked ’em

Mallah hurt Q and A, but this tweet wrecked ’em

August 25, 2015 25

So just how does the ABC screen viewer-submitted tweets for Q&A? Myriam Robin and Josh Taylor report.

How the ABC made the <em>Q and A</em> saga so much worse

How the ABC made the Q and A saga so much worse

July 13, 2015 12

Three blunders the ABC could've easily prevented during the fallout from Zaky Mallah's appearance on Q&A.

Has Q&A run its course?

July 7, 2015 7

It’s not really about Muslims Jane Paterson writes: Re. “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right: Muslims stuck in the middle of an uncivil war” (yesterday). Thank you for having space for Shakira Hussein’s opinion piece. A breath of rational sanity it is. I am biased because I can rarely watch Q&A […]

Media briefs: Aunty apologises … thriller’s delight … mission accomplished …

Media briefs: Aunty apologises … thriller’s delight … mission accomplished …

June 23, 2015 12

The ABC says sorry. And other media tidbits of the day.

Q and Gay is really stupid (but so is every other <em>Q&A</em> episode)

Q and Gay is really stupid (but so is every other Q&A episode)

June 11, 2015 13

If Q&A is, as its tagline suggests, “democracy in action”, then democracy has become little more than the opportunity to enjoy strong feelings.

Media briefs: Latham faces defo action … <em>Q&A</em> gets cuddly … front-page fight club …

Media briefs: Latham faces defo action … Q&A gets cuddly … front-page fight club …

March 31, 2015 1

Mark Latham will have to defend his comments about mothers with depression in court. And other media tidbits of the day.