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Aussie content can rebound via proposed reforms – MEAA

November 27, 2020 - 21:38 -- Admin

Signs of encouragement are coming out of the camp of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) on Friday following the release of a communications-based green paper which could spell out more jobs and new productions for local content, and influence quota numbers for domestic content on digital streaming providers such as Netflix. Paul Murphy,…

Beggars, Choosers And Tim Wilson!

November 26, 2020 - 09:27 -- Admin

Outside the supermarket last week, there was a man sitting with a sign asking for help to get accomodation for the night. His upturned hat contained a few coins, so I decided to go and ask him if he could spare a few. “What?” he said, betraying a distinct lack of manners, when everybody knows…

Digital media code closer to passage after ABC and SBS win inclusion

November 25, 2020 - 21:47 -- Admin

A mandatory Australian media code legislation aimed at Silicon Valley’s largest digital media giants is now closer to passage after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) relented on its original draft and has now included public broadcasters ABC and SBS in the government’s proposed mandatory news code legislation. Whereas the ACCC’s original draft excluded…

The THREE certainties in life

November 25, 2020 - 19:06 -- Admin

There are not just two certainties in life – there are actually at least three, and the third is one that conservatives try to ignore. Yes – number one is death, which is inevitable, and the only options we have are to preserve life as long as possible by avoiding accidents and looking after our…

Emergency department visits surged during 2019-20 bushfire season

November 25, 2020 - 15:00 -- Admin

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Media Release A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows increases in emergency department visits for respiratory problems and sales of asthma medication in regions affected by the 2019–20 bushfires. The report, Australian bushfires 2019–20: Exploring the short-term health impacts, examines some of the short-term…

Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 14)

November 25, 2020 - 12:00 -- Admin

Continued from: Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 13) By Outsider   In the early months of 2020 Bill Gates made many media appearances during the course of which he called for several controversial ‘solutions’ to COVID-19. Gates says his proposals, from calling for extended lock downs, health surveillance – that is to say, contact tracing,…