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Hannie Rayson on the “Worst Election Campaign in History”
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Playwright Hannie Rayson is over our politicians. “There’s something excessively enervating about opinion polls,” she argues as she sees our politicians becoming less about leading as they focus on focus groups and soundbites. She wants more inspiration and more “saying what matters” that she’s seen in the arts.
As the Victorian state election approaches, Rayson reckons “We need the arts…
Hackgate Down Under
The News International scandal, or ‘Hackgate’, set the Australian public imagination alight this week. For proof, we need only be reminded that every single television network, other than SBS, beamed the appearance of Rupert and James Murdoch before a parliamentary inquiry live into our living rooms late Tuesday night. Other than royal weddings and the 9/11 attack, there are few precedents for this kind…
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
Hypothetical: Fake News and Ethical War Reporting
Beetween Beijing and Washington
As an extension of his Quarterly Essay, Hugh White chats with Rafael Epstein about Australia’s new relationship with China and the “fundamental re-balancing of the world economy”.
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