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‘Cut Our Budget And The Pig Gets It’: The Future of ABC Programming

The Australian taxpayer provides a combined total of nearly $1.4 billion each year to the ABC and SBS to deliver broadcasting and digital media services in line with their respective Charter obligations. The ABC’s budget allocation is more than $1 billion a year.
So we are duty bound to repair the Federal Budget and that means raising extra revenue and reducing expenditure.

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30th September 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Racist Leaflets distributed on Rosh Hashana condemned

Statement on racist leaflets distributed on Jewish New Year.

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25th September 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Michelle Rowland fails NBN history and economics.

Michelle Rowland wrong on NBN history and economics.

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12th September 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

The Future of Community TV

Government announcements on the future of community television

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11th September 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

FAQs:  Responses to common criticisms of the NBN Cost-Benefit Analysis

Frequently Asked Questions on the NBN Cost Benefit Analysis.

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6th September 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Media Releases

Why Jason Clare is Misleading About the Progress of the NBN

Earlier today, Jason Clare continued to make false claims about the progress of the NBN on Weekend Sunrise.

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6th September 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Why don’t so called “tech experts” read? Or why Adam Turner is misleading the readers of the SMH.

Why doesnt Adam Turner read before he writes.

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29th August 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Speech to the Newspaper Works Forum: Innovation and Deregulation in the Internet Age

The work journalists and editors do is just as important to our democracy as that done by politicians like me or judges or public servants.  Newspapers have been the most important foundations of journalism. They have had the scale and the influence to frame and host the big debates on the big issues. They have been big and ornery enough to take on powerful vested interests (and each other ) and have held governments to account.

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21st August 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Speeches

Launch of Australia’s Biggest (virtual) School Exursion

As part of National Science Week I attended the launch of the Australia’s Biggest (virtual) School Excursion at the Scots College in Bellevue Hill. The excursion takes students through virtual 3D environment of the Jenolan Caves, one of the finest and oldest open cave systems in the world.

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18th August 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog