Crikey is an independent news website featuring commentary on politics, media, business, culture and technology. The culture of silence that permits the soft corruption and alleged abuse witnessed in Parliament cannot be allowed to endure. Australians, and especially our governing class, have normalised soft corruption. If we want things to change, we need to bring back the outrage.
The levy imposed in Victoria’s budget to improve workers’ mental well-being is actually good for business. Bad news is good news for the media, and when there’s a chance to get clicks, a little bit of controversy goes a long way. The closure of regional WIN TV news bulletins highlights the turmoil of the media’s current transitional phase. But there is hope for ‘traditional’ media yet. As the PM faces dwindling public trust in his leadership, one of his biggest threats is shaping up to be the people — and premier — of Queensland. Configure your bet Add more bets or press continue to proceed.
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Outright lies are only the half of it. All journalists have at least some capacity to increase the pressure on Scott Morrison. But a few are in a much better position to challenge his lies and falsehoods. In this week spent highlighting the lies and falsehoods of our current prime minister, we need to remember that, in historical terms, he’s an amateur. Prominent political and media figures have come to the defence of former NSW premier Neville Wran, claiming an ABC documentary smeared his legacy.
Author: Michael Kates