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Remember Allan Kessing? He's off to the High Court.

Remember Allan Kessing? He's off to the High Court.

Remember Allan Kessing? He was the former Customs officer accused and convicted of leaking a report on airport security lapses to the Australian newspaper. The pursuit of Kessing was an unedifying episode from the days of the Howard Government. In December last year he lost an appeal against his conviction. The latest news is that […]

Talk Back Radio Builds Community - New Research

Talk Back Radio Builds Community - New Research

Many forms of talkback helpĀ  build communities, social cohesion and identity formation, according to some recent research. Following on from my post about the things we need to learn from talk-back radio, I have been contacted by Julie Posetti of the University of Canberra, who with Jacqui Ewart (Griffith Uni) has been researching Australian talkback […]

Porn Consumers More Likely to Vote Green!

Porn Consumers More Likely to Vote Green!

My apologies in advance to all the people who Googled the word “porn” and ended up, well, here. I swear there is more to this post than an attempt to drive site traffic with the keyword porn. Or pornography. Or gratuitous sexual references. Or porn. There is substance to this post. It is this. If […]

Why Internet Filtering Won't Work, is Wrong and Dangerous

Why Internet Filtering Won't Work, is Wrong and Dangerous

“It won’t work. There it is. Flat out. It won’t work.” Nor should it be allowed to work, because it’s dangerous. So says a friend of mine, David Wright, with a strong interest in the internet filtering legislation presently being planned by Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy. David Wright spends a lot of his time […]