Category Archives: Fourth Estate
Judgement is vital for human and social flourishing
Recently, I attended an event sponsored by Accountability Round Table about evaluation of programs proposed by our democratic parliaments for Australian citizens. The speaker was Peter Baume, retired federal minister, who served in the Senate from 1974-1991. In his speech he made … Continue reading
Tabcorp’s murky Cambodian adventure
Is this the type of business Australians want Australian business Boards and management to be about? We think this reporting by Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard, Daniel Quinlan of Fairfax is what journalism needs to be about: if Australian … Continue reading
When should our elected governments break political conventions?
Australia still follows Westminster in allowing key principles of democratic accountability to operate according to convention. This article in the Conversation by Richard Mulgan, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University is worth a read: if you’re interested in the political process … Continue reading
Is this a story about talented musicians being abused by the market?
This is an interesting read from the Conversation. Our interest in media is about what makes for greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society? If this research is true why would journalists from mainstream media not investigate … Continue reading