The Liberal Senator has urged the new ABC boss to keep the broadcaster's views in line with his own.
The government, intelligence community, and police force have exaggerated Australia's terrorist threat to suit their own purposes, writes John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Tony Abbott claims "a lot of people" think the ABC is biased and anti-Australian. Is there any evidence to support the claim? We fact-check the Prime Minister.
ABC chairman James Spigelman says external auditors will vet Aunty for editorial bias, while journalists will be instructed how to report on issues that matter more widely to the general public. But will that satisfy vocal ABC critic Andrew Bolt?
Crikey crunches the numbers on how the newspapers have covered the federal government's proposed media reforms -- and finds the coverage heavily negative, with few alternative views presented.
The Australian has backed down from its claim that sea rise is "not linked to warming" -- but to get the full story on the scientific paper at the heart of the controversy, read on ...
Research has found more than 80% of stories on climate change from selected US News Corp outlets are "misleading" -- and the problem seems to extend to Australia, writes ANU's Simon Copland.
Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull are trusted more than either of their leaders by voters, today's Essential Report shows, while Labor and unions are seen as the target of media bias.
News Limited's hatchet job on Cate Blanchett hit all the right notes for this sort of confected outrage. It highlights the assumption that commercial media outlets reflect "community concerns" isn't borne out by evidence.
Older Australians emerge as the most politically informed and most sceptical of media users, according to Essential Research’s polling of attitudes toward political coverage.