Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher (remotely) about the week in politics.
With his defence of those on "struggle street" mixed with a hectoring and bullying style, Jones exerted enormous influence on Australian public life. But utlimately, progress ran over the top.
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The usual pretence that right-wing commentators are on the side of their audience falls away in times of crisis. They are on the side of business - particularly their own.
Michelle Grattan says the announcement of extra money for drought-stricken farmers “won’t be enough” to alleviate pressure on the government on the issue of drought.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Leigh Sullivan discusses the week in politics with Michelle Grattan.
More than 50 advertisers have so far withdrawn from Alan Jones’ 2GB radio show, buoyed by social media campaigns naming and shaming those who remain.
The advertising boycott of Alan Jones' radio show highlights which companies advertised on it, but ironically, pulling out now could enhance their brand more than if they had never supported the show.
The perception of Jones’ power has led to him being courted by politicians, and so wielding actual power.
The broadcaster's latest outrage may finally make his employer act - but not because of any damage he is doing to the social fabric.
Polls indicate that the NSW election will be a tightly-contested affair.
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With the polls showing the main parties neck and neck, the question for NSW voters this Saturday is whether they have lost faith in the Coalition government enough to elect Labor again.
Alan Jones’ media bosses need to set some standards and the politicians who listen to him need to show some spine.
The furore over whether the Sydney Opera House should be used as a billboard is one thing, but the bigger issue is Alan Jones' bullying behaviour and the NSW government caving in to it,
Public rally against wind farms failed to really draw a crowd.
At a time when we are seeing unparalleled increases in renewable energy and reductions in fossil fuels all over the world, one wonders why this is still under public discussion in Australia.
Voter dissatisfaction with Malcolm Turnbull has risen to 50% in the latest Newspoll.
Labor has retained its 51-49% lead over the government in the latest Newspoll, which shows Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten now level in their net satisfaction ratings.
As an eight-week election campaign stretches out ahead of us like a trackless desert, it might be useful to take a bearing on where the prime minister stands in relation to the conservative side of the…
Broadcaster Alan Jones is the most influential shockjock on the air.
After a spectacular run-in with Environment Minister Greg Hunt recently over the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine, broadcaster Alan Jones had Trade Minister Andrew Robb in his sights on Wednesday…
Broadcaster Alan Jones said on Q&A that the cost of wind power far outstrips the cost of coal power.
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Broadcaster Alan Jones told the Q&A audience this week that coal fired power costs about $79 a kilowatt-hour, while wind power is about $1502 a-kilowatt hour. Is that right?
Queensland-born broadcaster Alan Jones isn’t backing down from allegations he has made against the state’s Premier and Deputy Premier, despite the pair suing him.
Legal experts warn that the Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier are taking a risk by suing radio host Alan Jones for defamation…
One Nation’s Pauline Hanson says landholders’ constitutional water rights have been undermined by government changes – but is that true?
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The Australian Constitution says residents have the right to water from the rivers for irrigation and conservation purposes but governments have brought in laws that are restricting this – One Nation’s…
An ad for Alan Jones’s Queensland election special broadcasts.
Australia’s loudest radio shock jock, Alan Jones, has launched an extraordinary attack on the Queensland premier, claiming Campbell Newman visited him at home at the urging of senior Liberals and promised…
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has come under fire from conservative commentators Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has clashed with 2GB presenter Alan Jones, accusing him of “promoting the impression…
How much of a role did the media play in the political demise of Julia Gillard as prime minister?
An integral power of the media is that of portrayal: the act of determining how people, events, ideas and organisations are described to the public, and therefore how they are perceived by the public…
2GB staff involved in producing Jones’ show will have to attend training in factual accuracy.
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Alan Jones will have to go to accuracy school. Reread that sentence a few times. Still can’t quite believe it? Today the Australian Communication and Media Authority released the terms of its agreement…
The sort of controversy surrounding Alan Jones and 2GB is familiar territory for US shock jocks; aggressive rhetoric threatens to drown out constructive dialogue.
Macquarie Radio Network Chairman Russell Tate’s decision to suspend all advertising on radio broadcaster Alan Jones’ 2GB Breakfast Show is an extraordinary testament to the conviction that commercial media…