Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister Gillard has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle to align resources with the “Government’s priorities”, notably issues around climate change, education, the two-speed economy, innovation and health. There are three new Cabinet appointments. Tanya Plibersek (Health), Bill Shorten (Industrial Relations, Financial Services) and Mark Butler (retains Mental Health and Ageing and includes Social Inclusion). […]

Lobbyist Registers

The Bell Pottinger story has prompted calls for regulation of the government relations industry in the UK that will no doubt resonate with voters, and particularly with journalists. But do the available tools work? The UK story, carried in the Independent, was a sting carried out by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Its team, posing […]

Sustainability in the Media – Balancing the debate

On the 9th of November, the City of Sydney became the first Australian Council to be certified as achieving carbon neutral status. This means the council for our largest, most populous and commercial Australian city has net carbon emissions of zero. This is big news. Or at least it should be. A casual search of […]

The Truth. We can handle the truth

It has been a big year of self-reflection in the media. Front and centre has been the News Limited scandal. The sheer scope and audacity of the many privacy breaches continue to be thrust into the spotlight, as do the personal stories of betrayal and heartache of those most affected. Closer to home, the “Andrew […]