Inquiry Needed to Address ABC’s independence Issues: Union

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called for a public inquiry into last week’s saga engulfing the ABC, that resulted in the sacking and resignation of two members of its management hierarchy. Media section president Martin Turner said an investigation to clarify the independence of the ABC’s board and editorial content from the…

Justin Milne Resigns As ABC Chairman

Justin Milne has resigned as ABC chairman following a week of turmoil within the public broadcaster. ABC directors met in a crisis meeting on Thursday without Mr Milne concerning the biggest management emergency in the organisation resulting in a request to step aside while a government investigation took place, prompting him to step down. The…

Fairfax and Nine Merge in $4.2 billion Deal

Fairfax Media and Nine will merge in a new deal that will see it create Australia’s largest integrated media giant. The $4.2 billion deal will combine free-to-air television network, print, digital, radio and subscription video in a combined firm called Nine. Nine will be the dominant partner in the company with shareholders holding 51.1 percent…

BREAKING: 7 People Found Dead In A Property Near Margaret River

A significant tragedy has occurred in Osmington, near Margaret River, where at about 5:15am Police were called to a rural property and discovered 7 deceased victims. Amongst the victims were 4 children and 3 adults, with suspected gun shot wounds found. Two firearms were located on the scene. Homicide Squad Detectives from Perth are assisting…

Personal Facebook data shared with third parties: EXPERT

How safe is your personal data online? Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the forefront of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data. It is alleged that information was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. However, both firms deny…

Perth Community Broadcasters Prepare For World Radio Day

By Nicholas Farrington Tuesday the 13th brings us the 7th annual World Radio Day. A day dedicated to appreciating the power that radio has to connect, entertain, and educate us. World Radio Day 2018 has taken the theme of sport to commemorate 2018’s exciting sporting events. The event will focus on the common thread that…

News Corporation Reports $817 million loss as newspapers lose value

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has recorded an $817 million loss across the year as the values of its newspaper mastheads declines. Despite $40 million in cuts to many of its papers and a profit of $300 million last year News Corp has been unable to slow the loss of money as print media is abandoned…

Sean Spicer Resigns as Trump’s Press Secretary

Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary has resigned from his post over objections to the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director. Mr Spicer is reported to have told Donald Trump that the appointment was a “major mistake”, resigning shortly after the announcement. Mr Spicer has previously been acting as White…

Nine Axe Darwin News

Communities in Northern Territory expressed their outrage over Channel 9’s radical decision to chop the locally produced 6PM TV News, and centralize the operation from Queensland. Weekend news from Darwin will be replaced with the 6PM newscast from Brisbane. At the time when media diversity is the focus of this nation, Channel 9’s decision to…

Community TV Online Shift to Cost Youth Job Training

Young people planning to enter the media industry could experience a reduction of local training opportunities in two weeks, when community television broadcasting goes off air across Australia. Community television broadcasting licences expire on June 30, following Federal Government plans in 2014 to move broadcasting online, affecting volunteers training with stations. Stations across Australia received…