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

The Age of Entitlement

The Age of Entitlement. The other day Joe Hockey was reported in the SMH to have said, ”the age of entitlement is over, and the age of personal responsibility has begun”. The word entitlement means:  en·ti·tle·ment noun \-ˈtī-təl-mənt\ : the condition of having a right to have, do, or get something. : the feeling or…… Continue reading The Age of Entitlement

Holden’s decision to Exit Australia – and the Processes surrounding it…

Holden’s decision to Exit Australia – and the Processes surrounding it… It is a well known fact that the Liberal Party of Australia had the following policy on their website pre Election. If elected to office, an Abbott Government would immediately proceed with the abandoned 2008 Productivity Commission review of the industry (a review that…… Continue reading Holden’s decision to Exit Australia – and the Processes surrounding it…

How bad is Tony Abbott really? Is he the right choice for Prime minister? Hi Australia, we are in a unique position. We choose the people who govern us but I have a bit of breaking news. We don’t choose the Prime Minister, or at least not directly. What actually happens is that we choose… Continue reading How bad is Tony Abbott really? Is he