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Finals not so grand as footy audiences disappear

Finals not so grand as footy audiences disappear

Promoters will be worried after audiences for both the AFL and NRL grand finals were down on previous years. What's behind the drops?

Donations scandal: who is Labor lawyer Ian Robertson?

Donations scandal: who is Labor lawyer Ian Robertson?

Ian Robertson is one of the most influential people you may have never heard of.

Is the Morrison government going to rewrite streaming laws?

Is the Morrison government going to rewrite streaming laws?

With Howard-era streaming regulation on the chopping block, experts are asking how the government will settle archaic broadcasting laws that have allowed Netflix to thrive.

Pacific Islanders ‘bemused’ by Morrison’s commercial TV plan

Pacific Islanders ‘bemused’ by Morrison’s commercial TV plan

The Morrison government's $17.1 million grant for commercial TV broadcasting is "like asking for sustenance and getting candy."

Media roundtable: what do we want from the new SBS managing director?

Media roundtable: what do we want from the new SBS managing director?

With Michael Ebeid on his way out, who should SBS look for as his replacement? We asked some of those who know SBS best.

Turnbull launches new offensive in war on the ABC

Turnbull launches new offensive in war on the ABC

The appointment of an ex-Murdoch executive to conduct yet another "review" of the ABC is the latest in a long line of attacks by the Turnbull government on the national broadcaster.

Easy as ABC: how to privatise national broadcasting

Easy as ABC: how to privatise national broadcasting

Privatising the ABC would be relatively straightforward, and there are different options for doing it if the government really wants to get going immediately.

Company tax cut lessons from … Australia

Company tax cut lessons from … Australia

The handing of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to TV networks hasn't quite produced the kinds of results claimed for company tax cuts.

Forced error: Aly and allies move against deliberate ignorance in newsrooms

Forced error: Aly and allies move against deliberate ignorance in newsrooms

The launch of Media Diversity Australia, a new group calling for more balanced representation in Australian media, has highlighted once again how we have to go.

Do we have to destroy media diversity to save it?

Do we have to destroy media diversity to save it?

Media ownership law reform can't only be about how to protect diversity -- it must focus on the long-term viability of public interest journalism.