Australia

Total 23 Posts

Journalism: Digital giants paying for content is good news, but will it support local press?

5 min read
Local newspapers are a key part of the ecology of journalism.

Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism.

6 min read
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.

The Queen’s gambit — New evidence shows how Her Majesty wields influence on legislation.

7 min read
New documents expose a chink in the Queen’s armour of secrecy. She plays a far more politically active role than is publicly known. The Queen’s magic is keeping the real action out of public view, while maintaining the appearance of doing nothing.

What are Australian-style and Canadian-style Brexit trade deals?

4 min read
For the UK to exit the EU on genuine Australian, no-deal or WTO terms, the British government would need to reject the WA/NIP. This now appears unlikely.

Could a test really detect if someone is a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’?

5 min read
A new test developed in Australia will reportedly be able to tell us whether someone has a high ‘viral load’. But that doesn't automatically make them a ‘superspreader’.

Shipping asylum seekers offshore may boost Priti Patel’s hardline image, but Australian example shows it’s not a policy that works.

5 min read
What’s really going when the home secretary gets out her map of far-flung British territories?

Offshoring of asylum seekers – A Home Office distraction.

6 min read
While we froth over stories of barriers in the Channel and wave machines to push migrant boats back into French waters, we must not take our eyes off the Home Office’s current inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and violations of the law.
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