Grinning and Bearing it… Hartcher and Tinkler leaving ICAC in photos….

Every so often you run into a media scrum at the Independent Commission Against Corruption where everything just becomes chaotic to the extreme.  Whenever that happens, you can either grin and bear it like Nathan Tinkler sensibly did last week by walking in and out of ICAC via the front door and have the drama […]

Here we go again…. Politics, Impartiality and the ABC

Over the past 24 hours, there’s been quite a stir within the Australian media about a series of comments that Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently made on the Sydney radio program of 2GB’s controversial morning shock jock, Ray Hadley.  Utilising parts of the interview to pander to some of his more vocal supporters (and ABC […]

A self-induced New Year’s Eve Train-wreak ~ Analyse the Media Personalities, not the ABC….

*Sigh….* Last night on the ABC, I watched something that I really wish I hadn’t.  It wasn’t a sex scene, it wasn’t anyone getting shot, stabbed or abused. It wasn’t even a simple case of bad language. Instead, it was a whole bunch of journalists, comedians and presenters embarrassing themselves on air during the New […]

Our Little Secret….. There’s No Excuses For It…..

A few weeks ago, my friend and colleague Monique Schafter gave me a heads up that a documentary on pedophilia that she’d been directing would soon be airing on the ABC. Entitled “Our Little Secret”, Monique’s documentary follows the personal survival story of Chas Fisher and his pursuit to determine what makes some people sexually […]

Missing the story – Indonesia’s been asking for and using “Phone Tapping” technology for years

Over the past few days I’ve been getting rather bemused by the phone tapping scandal that’s been hiting the Australian and Indonesian Governments.  However the events surrounding this scandal haven’t surprised me anywhere near as much as some of the comments that have been made about it.  Namely, that Indonesia didn’t have a clue that […]