Media

Janet Albrechtsen - The Australian - Saturday 12 June 2021 ABC chairwoman Ita Buttrose thinks the ABC should be more like the BBC. That’s a start. In her foreword to Aunty’s 2019-20 annual report, she wrote: “It’s worth remembering that the ABC serves a population just over...

Peter Hartcher - The Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 12 June 2021 The good guys announced that they’d struck two heavy blows against the bad guys this week. In the first, 9000 crooks from more than a hundred countries were revealed to have spent two and...

Greg Brown - The Australian - Thursday 10 June 2021 Former foreign minister Bob Carr has criticised suggestions there is a growing strain of anti-Semitism within Labor, saying the claim was propagated by people who want to “close down criticism of ­Israel”. Mr Carr, an influential supporter...

Richard Ferguson - The Australian - Wednesday 9 June 2021 Group of Eight chief executive Vicki Thomson says the elite universities are bracing for major changes to their relationship with China, as a powerful parliamentary committee prepares to deliver its report on national sec­urity issues on...

James Morrow - The Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 8 June 2021 THE ABC spent $680,000 defending itself against a defamation proceeding brought by former AttorneyGeneral Christian Porter, and paid a further $100,000 directly to Porter’s solicitor Rebekah Giles, to cover mediation and related costs. The figures were...

Sophie Elsworth and James Madden - The Australian - Tuesday 8 June 2021 ABC managing director David Anderson says he will look into potential breaches of the broadcaster’s social media guidelines by one of its senior journalists, Four Corners executive producer Sally Neighbour, after intense criticism...