Media

By Lucy Battersby A government senator has warned media companies not to let self-interest scuttle industry reform by lobbying against the bill before Parliament. "I think generally there is agreement in the industry that reform is necessary," Senator James Paterson said during a discussion at the Australian...

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently mused over his decision while in power to give up on repealing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. This makes it unlawful to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” on the basis of “race, colour or national or ethnic origin”. Critics,...

By David Crowe Liberal senators are determined to keep free speech on the political agenda by launching a debate over Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act, despite moves yesterday that block any attempt to legislate a change. In a sign of the government’s internal differences on...