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Amy Coney Barrett is Trump’s Supreme Court pick, not the ‘Catholic choice’

2020-10-12T12:25:30+11:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

It was a straightforward yet significant question. Once a week, ABC Radio Sydney 702 runs a “Trump Tuesday” segment. Richard Glover is the presenter and the usual guest commentator is David Smith from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The USSC is essentially a hangout for supporters of the Democrats or [...]

Kept in dark like mushrooms while Victoria suffers

2020-10-02T13:57:22+10:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

At last. On Wednesday evening, the ABC’s 7.30 program discussed the Victorian COVID-19 hotel quarantine inquiry. Headed by former judge Jennifer Coate, it began proceedings on August 17. This first event was covered by 7.30, which presents itself as Australia’s leading news and current affairs program. And then the inquiry was dropped completely by 7.30 [...]

Issue 515

2020-09-25T15:53:59+10:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 515 25 September 2020 * * * * 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 [...]

Issue 514

2020-09-18T18:45:28+10:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 514 18 September 2020 * * * * 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 [...]

History repeats with good governance in retreat

2020-09-16T09:41:42+10:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

As a continent that interacts with the rest of the world, Australia cannot escape depressions, recessions or pandemics. However, colonial (before 1901), state and federal governments can make such disasters worse than should be the case. The depression of the early 1890s, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the recession of the early 90s and [...]