The distortion of the Australian public sphere: Media ownership concentration in Australia

December 5 2020. Cartoon by Ed Stein (Rocky Mountain News) The following article, by Associate Professor Johan Lidberg, first appeared in Australian Quarterly (Jan-Mar 2019) and is reproduced here with the permission of the Editor-in-Chief and the author. They say News Corp staff can feel when Rupert Murdoch is in town. The 88-year-old chairman of…… Continue reading The distortion of the Australian public sphere: Media ownership concentration in Australia

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Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? What about CDG’s and Regional Grants? Do “They all do it”? Part 4.

Note: WordPress only give you one font size. To enlarge Hold down the Ctrl key and press + That will make it bigger. To make smaller = Ctrl – The story so far. Part 1. An analysis of the Sports Infrastructure grants scheme which showed the bias against labor electorates which only got 31.54% of…… Continue reading Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? What about CDG’s and Regional Grants? Do “They all do it”? Part 4.

Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? What about Community Development Grants and Regional Grants schemes? Part 3.

Just in case you missed the other two parts of the Rorts Saga here is Part 1. Which is the Community Sports infrastructure scheme. https://vinceogrady.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/were-sports-rorts-another-reason-labor-lost-the-2019-election-part-1/ That went through $100 Million dollars and Labor electorates (68 seats) got 31.54% of the value, The Coalition seats scored 61.58% Following that little exercise, I then wrote Part 2,…… Continue reading Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? What about Community Development Grants and Regional Grants schemes? Part 3.

Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? What about Community Development Grants and Regional Grants schemes? Part 2.

Introduction On Sept 7, I wrote about why Labor lost the 2019 election and said I had co-authored a paper discussing the reasons. I then went onto ask if the Sports infrastructure grants had also played any part in that loss. Showing a graph of total funding for 2019 which was roughly an extra $100…… Continue reading Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? What about Community Development Grants and Regional Grants schemes? Part 2.

Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? Part 1.

Introduction. Following the loss by the Labor party of the 2019 federal Election, I wrote a paper about why the Labor party lost that Election. I asked a good friend and Labor Member, John Collins to write it with me. John agreed and we set about writing a proper and in depth analysis of why…… Continue reading Were Sports Rorts another reason Labor lost the 2019 Election? Part 1.