Q&A kowtows to Alastair Campbell despite his historical ignorance

2019-12-17T09:47:43+11:00Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

It’s difficult to understand the reverence sections of the Australian media give to visiting, or fly-in-fly-out, commentators and intellectuals. Take Alastair Campbell, for example, who was introduced by ABC TV Q&A presenter Tony Jones last Monday as “Tony Blair’s legendary spin doctor”. Well, so he was.  It’s just that Blair ceased being prime minister of [...]

Sydney – What is to be Done?

2019-09-03T14:27:15+10:00Categories: Uncategorized|

SPEAKER:       CHRISTINE FORSTER (Councillor, Sydney Council) DATE:              Wednesday 6 November 2019 *Book from 19 October 2019** TIME:               5.30 for 6pm     LIGHT REFRESHMENTS  ***MEMBERS & ONE GUEST ONLY*** TOPIC:             Sydney – What is to be Done? VENUE:            tba

Linking rise of intolerance to Christchurch is a cheap shot

2019-05-23T16:02:07+10:00Categories: Uncategorized|

Australia is a significant nation in world affairs and has been at least since the start of World War I in 1914. But it is fair to say that Australia is not well known, even in western Europe and North America. This places a special responsibility on Australia’s politicians and commentators to speak with consideration and without [...]

The Liberal Party’s Women MPs – Where are They?

2018-09-11T14:48:06+10:00Categories: Paper, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

August 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the first Australian woman to be elected to the House of Representatives - Dame Enid Lyons, who stood for the United Australia Party, the forerunner of the Liberal Party of Australia. In the last three decades, female MPs have become a familiar sight in both houses of the [...]

The Trump Administration and the Middle East

2018-05-22T11:02:46+10:00Categories: Paper, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Dr Jonathan Schanzer oversees the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' research. He worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the US Department of the Treasury, where he played an integral role in the designation of numerous terrorist financiers. Jonathan Schanzer is widely published, most recently State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the [...]

Issue 405

2018-06-07T12:53:48+10:00Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 405 11 May 2018     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 Media Watch” [...]