Latest

#AbbocolypseNow: Tony Abbott, Australia’s zombie prime minister

By   /  February 9, 2015  /  Dr Martin Hirst, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

It is all over for Tony Abbott.

He survived a spill motion in today’s parliamentary Liberal Party meeting 61 votes to 39.

But the consensus is that he will not lead the coalition to the next election, due before September next year.

Read More →
Latest

Gallery journalists star in Abbott’s National Press Club match

By   /  February 3, 2015  /  Dr Martin Hirst, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The Prime Minister began his National Press Club address looking wooden and stiff. But that’s not surprising; as a human being he always comes across on television as wooden and stiff. Perhaps he’s like that in real life too.

Read More →
Latest

About Dr Martin Hirst

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr Martin Hirst  /  Comments Off on About Dr Martin Hirst

Dr Martin Hirst is associate professor of journalism and multimedia in the School of Communication & Creative Arts, Deakin University. He is co-editor of the journal, Political Economy of Communication.

Read More →
Latest

Australian Graffiti

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  Dr Martin Hirst, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

If you’re a progressive in Australia this has been a good weekend.

Read More →