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Fact Check Or Stacked Deck?
1 April 2024

Fact Check Or Stacked Deck?

Analysis of Australian fact checking organisations from 2019 to 2024 Under the federal government’s proposed Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023, social media companies can be penalised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to remove “misinformation” and “disinformation” from their platforms. It is expected that the social media companies will outsource to fact checking
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Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform ABC Melbourne – 30 October 2023
30 October 2023

Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform ABC Melbourne – 30 October 2023

In this interview, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht discusses the need for criminal justice reform and better sentencing options. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of the interview. Ali Moore: I also want to know from you whether you think jail is always the
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Response To Incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check Article
28 April 2023

Response To Incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check Article

Dear Mr Skelton and Professor Cameron Response to incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check article This letter is in response to an article entitled “Does New Zealand’s parliament really play second fiddle to a ‘Māori Voice’?” which appeared in the RMIT ABC Fact Check weekly newsletter “Check Mate” on 14 April 2023 and published on the ABC website. The article makes
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ABC Probe Of Anchor Fauziah Ibrahim Over Her ‘Bias’ Twitter Lists Exposes The Network’s Double Standards
29 April 2022

ABC Probe Of Anchor Fauziah Ibrahim Over Her ‘Bias’ Twitter Lists Exposes The Network’s Double Standards

This week the ABC confirmed that Weekend Breakfast co-host Fauziah Ibrahim has been benched from her on-camera duties after her social media activities raised eyebrows among the Twitter left, while the broadcaster reviews her “recent social media activity” and examines if it has breached the public broadcaster’s guidelines. Her sin, was creating Twitter lists, which she thought were private, listing
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Not Expecting Coral Bleaching During a La Niña
19 March 2022

Not Expecting Coral Bleaching During a La Niña

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has uploaded some footage of John Brewer Reef that is part of the Underwater Museum of Art, the footage was apparently taken by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in February.   It does not show a lot of bleached coral, but it does show some badly bleached individual colonies – and a lot of healthy
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BBC’s Funding Axe Proves The Days Of State-Run TV Are Finished
18 January 2022

BBC’s Funding Axe Proves The Days Of State-Run TV Are Finished

The ABC was meant to be a market failure broadcaster, but given it now slithers into every corner and crevice of Australia’s media market, that reason for being isn’t applicable anymore, writes Evan Mulholland.​​​​​​​ The ABC, as a subscription service, is not as farfetched an idea as you might think. This week Boris Johnson’s Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announced that funding to
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The Empire Strikes Back With A Wet Lettuce Leaf
19 January 2021

The Empire Strikes Back With A Wet Lettuce Leaf

After my AFR piece on the weekend, their ABC have responded. Sinclair Davidson writing in the Australian Financial Review has presented a basket case of inaccuracies about the role of the ABC and its value to Australians. A basket case of inaccuracies.  Heh. That’s a bit rude. But warming to the theme: Mr Davidson, a professor of economics at the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, is
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The ABC No Longer Has A Purpose, Except Pleasing Itself
15 January 2021

The ABC No Longer Has A Purpose, Except Pleasing Itself

There is good reason why former communications minister Richard Alston may have thought the ABC has a high-quality media of record while growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. For the times, it probably was. But, as Alston pointed out in these pages, those times are long gone. When the ABC was first established in 1932 the world was very different –
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Why Is The Coalition Planning To Give More Money To The ABC?
2 December 2020

Why Is The Coalition Planning To Give More Money To The ABC?

Given the spite and the scorn with which many at the national broadcaster view the Coalition and mainstream Australians, one would think that the last thing that a Coalition government worth its salt would want to do is give more money to the ABC. But this is exactly what they’ve done. Last week the Guardian ran an exclusive that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg plans to add
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Sorry, ABC, We Can See Your Bias
19 November 2020

Sorry, ABC, We Can See Your Bias

It is revealing that in attempting to demonstrate that the ABC is not biased against the views of mainstream Australians, ABC board member Joseph Gersh, writing in The Australian on Tuesday, used as proof the composition of the panel on the ABC’s premiere discussion and current affairs program, Q&A. He described Paul Kelly and Malcolm Turnbull as conservative, which is false.
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