The death rattle of Aussie print news?

Australia’s dwindling print news landscape faces the biggest threat to its existence “since World War II”. Soaring paper costs this year have placed the last newsprint mill and countless Aussie news titles at risk of closure. Continue reading The death rattle of Aussie print news?

No Impact: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the federal election

A federal election is hurtling towards us bringing nothing but destruction in its wake. In the meantime, we’ll be facing off with the same political manoeuvring we’ve always seen from the same hoky political characters. Continue reading No Impact: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the federal election

“The Chilling Effect” – the institutionalised censorship of the Australian press

Even if demonstrably accurate, balanced and in the public interest, the federal government and public sector agencies can still arbitrarily cripple individual journalists and destabilise the operation of entire media outlets by investigating their work. The result has been described as “a chilling effect” on what Australian journalists are willing to publish. Continue reading “The Chilling Effect” – the institutionalised censorship of the Australian press