If an election had been held on the weekend…

What happens when you add a hypothetical to a hypothetical? Peter Brent casts a sceptical eye over the polling industry

07 Aug 14 | Comments (2)

Fear and favour

The polarisation of Indonesia’s media during the election campaign has renewed the debate over the nexus between proprietors and politics, writes Ross Tapsell

16 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Gay rights and gay wrongs

In its coverage of gay law reform over the past fifty years, the Australian has charted a course from pacesetter to curmudgeon, writes Graham Willett in this talk from last week’s conference on the paper’s fiftieth anniversary

15 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

In praise of the strong proprietor

The Australian exists because Rupert Murdoch is an old-fashioned media mogul willing to follow his instincts, argues former editor Mark Day in this talk from last week’s conference on the paper’s fiftieth anniversary

14 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Wacky backy

The Australian waded into the tobacco packaging debate with a series of blunt assertions, writes Rodney Tiffen. Faced with a barrage of well-informed criticism, the paper dug in

12 Jul 14 | Comments (1)

The battle of Mort Street

By the time the first edition of the Australian hit the streets almost fifty years ago, a vital part of Rupert Murdoch’s strategy had already run into trouble, writes Peter Browne

06 Jul 14 | Comments (3)

True believers

The Saturday Paper displays both the strengths and limitations of a primarily print-based publication, writes Sybil Nolan

29 May 14 | Comments (0)

The ABC of patriotism

Alleged “Anti-military Bohemian Collective” member Geoff Heriot argues that the cause of true patriotism requires more than cheerleaders and symbolism

08 May 14 | Comments (1)