Lest we forget October: The month for sad anniversaries

This is a tale of two anniversaries – the Bali bombing ten years ago, and the Battle of El Alamein 70 years ago (Left: Photo of Diggers in 1942. Australian War Memorial). Both of them brought back memories of the Channel Nine Sunday Program, where I was working as a supervising producer on the morning of … Continue reading Lest we forget October: The month for sad anniversaries

Finkelstein Inquiry: Someone to watch over me

It’s as inevitable as the excruciatingly slow Mitt Romney victory in the Republican presidential primaries in the US: A war in Australia between the teachers and the practitioners of journalism. The Federal Government’s Finkelstein Media Inquiry started the war when it recommended greater regulation of the industry, including a government-funded body to watch over and judge the … Continue reading Finkelstein Inquiry: Someone to watch over me