The format of the ABC program Recognition: Yes or No? is problematic, and the choice of voices particularly so.
The ABC has missed a rare opportunity to deeply engage with the diversity of views among Indigenous Australians about whether and how they should be 'recognised' in the Constitution.
John Howard’s ABC documentary seeks to establish the centrality of the Menzies years in the creation of modern Australia.
There can be no doubt that Australia became modern between 1949 and 1966, the year Robert Menzies retired as prime minister.
Last night ABC’s Q&A scored its usual high ratings. Not for the first time, the ABC’s flagship public access current affairs program gave primetime commercial TV a run for its money. It’s not without…
The images broadcast on Four Corners of a hooded figure sitting strapped to a chair are difficult to erase.
What was shown on Four Corners was cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – if not torture.
Now finishing its fourth season, Rake is one of Australia’s most interesting TV dramas.
The ABC’s Rake is about to air its final episode. This smart, postmodern show ushered in a new kind of Australian satire: with less caricature than Front Line, more politics than Kath and Kim, and a fluid connection to high and low culture.
The ABC breached its impartiality standards in a Catalyst program on the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.
The ABC failed its own accuracy test when it broadcast claims of health risks associated with wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Christos Tsiolkas’ provocative Barracuda is his latest novel to be adapted for the small screen.
Barracuda is the latest of Christos Tsiolkas' novels to come to the small screen. As his characters grapple with anger and isolation, Tsiolkas celebrates community and the power of literature.
Chinese propaganda arms are offering tempting commercial arrangements.
There has been an odd silence around commercial deals struck between Australian media outlets and China's propaganda arms.
Koen West, played by Hunter Page Lochard, is the Cleverman.
Australia's first Indigenous superhero can heal like Wolverine and hear the voices of the Dreamtime. Superhero expert Dr Liam Burke sat down with Cleverman cast and crew to talk powers and politics.
We who love and cherish the BBC, even from afar – and I am unashamedly one of them – have been awaiting with some anxiety the UK government’s white paper on the future of the corporation. The culture secretary…
New ABC chief Michelle Guthrie has been in the job for a week. We asked a range of experts what she needs to do to improve news and current affairs coverage, boost local content and strengthen digital services.
Michelle Guthrie: will she shape an ABC that truly reflects modern Australia?
The ABC's new chief, who took over last week, has identified improving diversity at the broadcaster as a top priority. This is long overdue - the BBC has already tackled the issue from the top down.
What’s in the Turnbull government’s first budget for cities, defence, social services, the ABC and more?
On reform, the 2016-17 budget is a holding one, with tinkering on the sides.
Mark Scott has altered the ABC in profound ways.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
The ABC could be used to support struggling sectors of the media environment.
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The ABC isn't to blame for the crisis in commercial media, but they could be part of the solution.
Some have criticised the government’s fresh attempt at media reform as benefiting big media companies such as News Corp.
If the word “reform” implies genuine public benefit, then real reform has been in short supply for all of the 106 years of electronic media regulation in Australia.
Mitch Fifield seems to have herded enough fractious media cats into the cage to get his media reform package through.
The fact that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has got a package of changes to Australia's media laws this far is remarkable considering the ill-fated recent history of attempts at media reform.
ABC managing director Mark Scott’s recent speech to the National Press Club today had the quietly confident tone of a CEO who knows he’s leaving his organisation in broadly better shape than he found it…
The ABC is in the midst of something that’s very rare in media circles and rarer still in Canberra – a well-planned, warm-spirited CEO transition.
Loving our monsters? We’ll learn more by researching sharks than by kiling them.
The best way to guard against shark attacks is to study them, not kill them. Because while the alleged "shark boom" almost certainly not real, the more we know about sharks, the better.