The Turnbull government's abandonment of formal processes for communicating with the ABC always looked likely to come back and bite it. They should've taken cues from Honest John.
The government's "inquiry" into the ABC and Zaky Mallah breaches even the precedent established by the Howard government. And it's profoundly hypocritical.
Successive governments have let the ABC adapt to its environment rather than take on the difficult task of discussing what public broadcasting should mean.
Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
News Ltd and the Coalition have previously backed far more draconian regulation of newspaper operations than that proposed by the Gillard government. How times change.
The story of Melba Recordings' special deal with the Australian government shows that when it comes to arts funding, friends in high places can still deliver the goods.
Australians once had a chance to get new and original TV channels. Instead, we got repeats of Alf and something called "Slamball" -- and we're now paying for the privilege. Peter Martin explains how the networks pulled it off.
The National Broadband Network should be the solution to Australia's commerical television woes. It isn't.