Topic archives: Robert Manne

Green groups cop blame for sceptics’ rise

August 6, 2012 19

Environmentalists may only have themselves to blame for the surprising success of climate sceptics, writes The Australia Institute's Richard Denniss.

The Oz v academics: Manne, universities hit back

May 25, 2012 32

The Australian newspaper has come under sustained attack this morning from several angles as its simmering spat with the nation's academic community threatens to turn nuclear.

Oz editor marshals eagles to halt Manne attack

March 8, 2012 38

The Australian's editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell has threatened to take legal action against the ABC to kill a column penned by Robert Manne and republished on commentary site The Drum.

Refugee debate dominated by compromise, not core promises

December 22, 2011 154

The anti-mandatory detention campaign, which came from the Left, has a simple demand -- that the country live up to its freely taken-on treaty obligations. Why have commentators like Robert Manne lost sight of that?

Media inquiry: why we need greater self-regulation than US, UK

November 9, 2011 1

Australia has a greater need for a robust and effective system of media self-regulation, writes Michael Smith, former Fairfax editor and former member of the Australian Press Council.

Media inquiry: ‘marketplace of ideas’ not working that well

November 8, 2011 6

The public hearings of the federal government's media inquiry got under way this morning with a distinctly anti-statutory regulation tinge.

Manne and <em>The Oz</em>: revisiting a time when Iraq had WMD

Manne and The Oz: revisiting a time when Iraq had WMD

October 26, 2011

One of the most salient yet overlooked aspects of Robert Manne's Quarterly Essay Bad News is its assessment of The Australian's coverage of the Iraq war and its aftermath. NAJ Taylor fills this gap, discussing the debate's many factors in this essay for This Blog Harms.

<em>The Oz</em> can’t leave the Manne essay alone

The Oz can’t leave the Manne essay alone

September 23, 2011 2

For a paper that has declared "the subject closed", The Australian really can't leave Robert Manne's "Bad News" essay alone. To say there has been a degree of score settling is something of an understatement.

Rudds’ airport woes … Hun’s loaded poll …

Rudds’ airport woes … Hun’s loaded poll …

September 22, 2011 1

In today's Media Briefs: airport troubles for Rudds ... More updates on the issue they won't update ... Online Poll of the Day ... Julian Assange publishers to release autobiography without his consent and more ...

The Oz bows out of Manne debate

September 20, 2011 5

This Wednesday The Australian's Paul Kelly and academic Robert Manne were due to debate at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre. But now one side of the battle is not going to show.