Labour looks set to abandon a decade of commitment to media reform. Rather than seeking in vain to appease the media elite, the party can and should promote an alternative model of press pluralism.
Renting was a nightmare before the cost of living disaster. Now bidding wars and massive rent hikes are worsening a housing system already in crisis – and many simply can’t afford the hit.
Australians want action on climate change, but in the run-up to this weekend’s election the Murdoch press has kept politicians quiet on the topic – proof that billionaire media monopolies are a threat to both democracy and the planet.
In the early 2000s, right-wing tabloids latched onto the suggestion of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism – and stirred up the fear that fuels the anti-vax movement to this day.