Search Results: media bias

  • AUSTRALIA

    Joel's junkets

    • John Warhurst
    • 14 April 2009
    3 Comments

    The undeclared acceptance by Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, while he was in Opposition, of two free trips to China, has raised eyebrows. In politics, such 'free lunches' bring dangers of bias and corruption, but also legitimate benefits.

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  • RELIGION

    Human rights without God

    • Frank Brennan
    • 27 February 2009
    3 Comments

    Professor Martha Nussbaum's recent book Liberty of Conscience provides a rich textured treatment of the place of religion in the public square. If God is taken out of the picture, it may be difficult to maintain a human rights commitment to the weakest and most despised in society.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Watching the watchdogs

    • Moira Rayner
    • 18 June 2008
    2 Comments

    Bodies such as the NSW Crime Commission and Victoria's Office of Police Integrity have proven either ineffective or vulnerable to influence themselves. Ultimately, we the people are responsible for keeping these bodies accountable.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Financial decisions not value-free

    • Les Coleman
    • 08 August 2007

    Investors are buyers of financial products and services and this affords them a unique opportunity to shape the nature of markets and financial institutions. They should not be shy to use their power to promote sustainability.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Political opinion polls matter

    • John Warhurst
    • 25 July 2007
    1 Comment

    Much of the flesh of an election year grows on a skeleton made up of public opinion polls. But  they are only as good as the interpretation that accompanies them. Sometimes commentators see only what they want to see.

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  • INFORMATION

    A selection of some of the letters regarding Frank Brennan's most recent piece

    • 13 July 2007

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  • INFORMATION

    Let's be realistic about New Media

    • 01 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Joan Modder asks how we might educate people to discern better what they read on the internet. (From January 15)

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Godfrey Moase, Marcelle Mogg, John Carmody
    • 10 July 2006

    Reviews of Frontier Justice: Weapons of mass destruction and the bushwacking of America; Best Australian political cartoons and Quarterly Essay, ‘Made in England: Australia’s British Inheritance’.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Watchdogs put down

    • Moira Rayner
    • 04 July 2006

    Moira Rayner traces the sorry history of Australia’s anti-corruption bodies

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Is the Australian media Islamophobic?

    • Shahram Akbarzadeh
    • 29 May 2006

    Journalists may be fully aware of the issues that affect our multicultural society and may even be sympathetic to the Muslim community. But such efforts take place within the framework of media competition and an unrelenting drive for more readers and a greater market share.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth? You can’t handle the truth

    • John Schumann
    • 14 May 2006

    Morag Fraser and John Schumann reflect on the crucial role of truth in our society.

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