PETER GRESTE, The University of Queensland — A few days ago, Waleed Aly asked a not-so-rhetorical question in The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed government secrets and their sources.
After a disastrous week, Pauline Hanson and One Nation debrief Central Intelligence on their recent incident of international skulduggery and sauce.
Late last week whilst listening to ABC Radio Melbourne ‘Drive’ with Rafael Epstein, the editor of Kinglake Ranges News, Ashley Geelan, heard Epstein ask for Micheal ‘Mick’ Rogers to contact him as he couldn’t get in touch.
Kinglake Ranges News visited Melbourne’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Southbank for ABC Open Day.
The ABC, and the public that trusts it, must stand firm against threats to its editorial independence.
The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) union in conjunction with the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) this week began a “Hands off our ABC” campaign after the Liberals’ Federal Council voted four to one to privatise the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
It is a measure of how far today’s Liberal Party has drifted away from the values and ideals of its founder, Menzies, that last Saturday its federal council should have resoundingly adopted a motion that the ABC should be privatised.