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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Glyn Davis was sighted in Canberra last week. Michael Keenan, the sitting member for Stirling, couldn’t rustle up a supporter under 75 to hand out in Perth’s nothern suburbs. What happened to the young Libs? When John Howard visited the Petrie electorate with Ms Gambaro, they went for morning tea at a Scarborough venue. Elaborate […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Was Channel 10 the first to break the election media blackout with a Family First advertisement at 12:03am Thursday morning? Hi Crikey, it’s 12:05am and I just saw two Liberal party advertisements (from 12:04am – checked using telephone time service) on Channel 10. One about unions, the other I hadn’t seen before about Labor’s effect […]

Tiger Airways sweating over delayed domestic debut

Tiger Airways sweating over delayed domestic debut

Tiger Airways’ domestic debut this Friday is coming down to the wire, writes Ben Sandilands.

That was the week that was…

That was the week that was…

In news just in: A filmmaker touring the country compiling a documentary on attractive young women's body-image issues has got to be kidding...

When did public information campaigns become political?

When did public information campaigns become political?

The media blackout on election advertising in the electronic media kicks in next Wednesday. So all overt political campaigning is out. But what about the series of public service campaigns subliminally reminding Australians of government initiatives?

The Tampa that’s just docked in Camden

The Tampa that’s just docked in Camden

You’d think a proposal to build a school in a small semirural village on the outskirts of Sydney would be just another planning issue. The Council would advertise the plan, residents might raise objections based on parking or traffic or whatever. What could religion possibly have to do with it?

Media briefs and TV ratings

Media briefs and TV ratings

Ten puts a timebomb on Big Brother hosting couch ... Daylight Saving, Kochie disrupt Sunday morning chat battle ... Seven wins another week but at least it was closer ... Last night's TV ratings.

Crazy John: a man of faith

Crazy John: a man of faith

This guy was a really amazing person; a great salesman yes, but a deeply spiritual man who strove to be an integrated Muslim in Australia, despite all sorts of prejudice hurled his way, from all corners - including from his in laws, in the early years, writes Libbi Gorr.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

The Howard Government’s media methods are under fire … again! Last week Sydney Morning Herald Education Editor Anna Patty was covering the first Higher School Certificate exam when she discovered the Industrial Technology paper contained a question inviting discussion on “the impact of government legislation on employees”. When a student told her that he found […]

Inside the Liberal bunker. CHQ if you like

Inside the Liberal bunker. CHQ if you like

My mission was to find out how the Liberal Party organizes its media machine during an election but I thought I was talking to a brevet major when media liaison officer Jim Bonner explained “I don’t know whether we’ll be making any comment about who’s who at CHQ”, writes Andrew Dodd.