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Let’s not inflame China tensions with talk of war

2021-04-19T09:24:27+10:0017 April 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

It’s a phenomenon of our time that some men and women who receive an honorary doctorate from one of Australia’s tertiary ­institutions say something likely to attain media attention. And so it came to pass on Monday when Christopher Pyne, the former Liberal Party member for Sturt in Adelaide –—and a one-time defence minister — [...]

Issue 537

2021-04-16T16:07:17+10:0016 April 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 537 16 April 2021 * * * * Stop Press – A leftist Melbourne stack on Q&A – with Norman Swan cast as the hero; Malcolm Turnbull to return to Q&A with or without leather jacket Can You Bear It? – Mike Carlton misplaces the start of [...]

Crikey, it’s another intellectually light anti-Pell rant

2021-04-12T08:32:41+10:0010 April 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

In the wake of Easter, it was “sneering secularist Tuesday” at Crikey this week. The newsletter (editor-in-chief Peter Fray) ran an article by Adelaide-based journalist Tory Shepherd titled “Saints preserve us: what Pell’s Easter homily gets wrong about the holiday”. The reference was to Cardinal George Pell’s article “Reflection and belief in the quiet Eternal [...]

Issue 536

2021-04-09T16:23:22+10:009 April 2021|Categories: Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 536 9 April 2021 * * * * ·         Stop Press – Record low ratings for Q&A and a proposal for the ABC; 7:30’s Justin Stevens now plugging failure ·         Can You Bear It? – Fitz on “le tout Sydney” gathering to see Hamilton; Jon Faine (fresh off 25 years at the same prestigious job) [...]


2021-05-05T13:47:03+10:007 April 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Paul Fletcher is the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. On Wednesday 7 April 2021, Paul Fletcher addressed The Sydney Institute on the topic of funding the Arts. While making it clear that Coalition governments have been consistent supporters of the Arts in Australia, he cautioned that priorities are in constant need [...]

Who’d be a guest with an ideological host such as Aunty?

2021-04-06T09:26:35+10:003 April 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

Last Sunday, ABC TV Insiders presenter David Speers told viewers that neither Scott Morrison nor the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women Marise Payne had agreed to be interviewed for the program. Victorian Liberal Party backbenchers Katie Allen (MP for Higgins) and senator Sarah Henderson stepped up to the task and performed very well. But [...]


2021-03-30T21:21:03+11:0030 March 2021|Categories: Review, Uncategorized|Tags: |

NOT ALWAYS DIPLOMATIC – AN AUSTRALIAN WOMAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS By Sue Boyd UWA Publishing 2020 ISBN: 978-1-76080-149-6 RRP: $29.99 (PB) Reviewed By Anne Henderson Sue Boyd’s memoir begins with a meeting she had with Prime Minister Gough Whitlam after returning from her first overseas posting as an Australian diplomat in Portugal where the [...]

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