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Major party preferences empowered the teals and Greens

2022-06-06T11:06:13+10:004 June 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The important political news of the week is that Anthony Albanese has led Labor to a majority in the House of Representatives. A narrow majority of 77 out of 151 seats, but a majority nevertheless. It’s equivalent to the result attained by the Coalition in 2019 and one better than its margin in 2016. Primarily [...]

Issue 590

2022-06-03T15:37:18+10:003 June 2022|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 590 3 June 2022 * * * * Stop Press – Middle-Aged Chaser Boy Charles Firth pulls embarrassing juvenile stunt; A lack of viewpoint diversity on Q+A Can You Bear It? – Richard Flanagan on the Liberal defeat as the collapse of The Soviet Union; Q+A promoted with [...]

Albo’s dramas: Dilemmas, divisions and difficulties ahead

2022-05-30T09:07:11+10:0028 May 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Without question, last Saturday’s election represented the greatest change in the Australian political system since the emergence of the two-party system in the years after Federation in 1901. It so happens that this could go hand-in-hand with one of the greatest challenges the Australian economy has faced in recent times. Namely, the possibility of a [...]

Issue 589

2022-05-27T15:37:59+10:0027 May 2022|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 589 27 May 2022 * * * * The inaugural issue of Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch was published in April 1988 – over a year before the first edition of the ABC TV Media Watch program went to air. Between November 1997 and October 2015 Gerard Henderson’s [...]

No such thing as a safe seat for either side these days

2022-05-23T09:14:24+10:0021 May 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Most Australian elections at the federal level are close-run affairs and it is likely this will be the case again on Saturday. But this election could have significant outcomes beyond whether Scott Morrison or Anthony Albanese lead their respective party to victory. First up, the Liberal Party is facing challenges in what used to be [...]

Issue 588

2022-05-20T15:37:34+10:0020 May 2022|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 588 20 May 2022 * * * * Stop Press – Laura “ideological bastardry” Tingle bags other journos for a lack of professionalism; Q+A drops the pretence of a politically balanced audience; Peter Hartcher makes a legal error Can You Bear It? – The Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Michael [...]

MESSIAHS, ATHEISTS AND DEEP GREEN RELIGION

2022-05-19T10:02:27+10:0017 May 2022|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Dr Rachael Kohn AO is a familiar voice for thousands of ABC listeners as the former long time presenter of The Spirit of Things - programs about religion on the ABC, Australia’s national broadcaster. A collection of her essays on many of the topics her program discussed has now been published in her new book [...]

Due process rolled in the push for a federal ICAC

2022-05-16T09:25:42+10:0014 May 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Many journalists identify as commentators without an agenda. But this can be a manifestation of self-delusion. Take influential ABC presenter Virginia Trioli, for example. On April 26 during her Melbourne Radio 774 program she interviewed Stephen Charles QC, the co-author of Keeping Them Honest: The Case for a Genuine National Integrity Commission and Other Vital [...]

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