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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.

Is Michelle Guthrie a Turnbull sap or a Murdoch toady?

Is Michelle Guthrie a Turnbull sap or a Murdoch toady?

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie's first speech offers worrying signs of a return to bad ABC habits.

Television: the land where the age of entitlement never ends

Television: the land where the age of entitlement never ends

For the free-to-air commercial broadcasters, it's always the age of entitlement -- no matter who is in power. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer detail the largesse.

Idiot’s Guide to Convergence: spectrum in a post-broadcasting era

Idiot’s Guide to Convergence: spectrum in a post-broadcasting era

The Convergence Review has laid the groundwork for a post-broadcasting future in spectrum allocation.