The end of the controversial indexation freeze and retention of the news gathering program do not make up for the massive cuts already inflicted on the national broadcasters.
A new report outlining a national plan for the arts barely mentions two of our most important institutions: the ABC and the Australia Council.
Arts Minister Paul Fletcher has taken aim at what he calls a ‘cosy club’ of arts elites. But his claim of ‘unprecedented’ arts funding and a push for greater fairness don’t add up.
The first round of RISE funding recipients has been announced — but is it the best use of money?
The Morrison government will introduce legislation forcing Google and Facebook to face arbitration if they fail to come to commercial deals with traditional media on payment for content
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has written to ABC chair Ita Buttrose demanding 15 questions
The news Foxtel received a speedy funding boost as the ABC faces another round of damaging cost cuts will raise eyebrows. And questions about how we spend taxpayers’ money.
After seven months of waiting for a support package, artists can finally apply for funding. But with ministerial sign-off, the guidelines don’t instil hope.
JobKeeper is designed for people with steady jobs. The arts don’t work that way.
The government has announced relief measures, including a $50 million program for regional journalism, to help media hit by the fallout from COVID-19 crisis.
Racism online is hurtful and damaging. But it can also spill into the real world with deadly consequences – such as the Christchurch terrorism attack.
On Q&A, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said South Australia’s high electricity prices were “the consequence” of Jay Weatherill’s renewable energy policies. Is that right?
The federal government has confirmed it will build Sydney’s second airport after the Sydney Airport Group announced it would not take up its right of first refusal to construct and operate it.
Charging people to drive has been the dream of policy wonks – serving politicians tend to see it as political poison. So when federal minister Paul Fletcher raises it, that’s a step forward.