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Australia possesses an advanced digital economy which remains shackled to a media regulation system that belongs to the past century.
Our laws reflect an era when media consumption was dominated by the production of messages by the few for the many.
O…Posted: 6th May 2011
MARK COLVIN: The career of one of rugby league's biggest stars is again on the ropes. Todd Carney, who was sacked by a former club for alcohol-related misdemeanours and kicked out of the NRL, has been suspended indefinitely.
His club has confirmed…Posted: 19th April 2011
UNSW Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to be the university partner of the 2011 Sydney Writers’ Festival for a second year.
The Faculty is involved in several events at the festival, held from the 14 to 22 May across Sydney. The Dean,…Posted: 13th April 2011
YASSMIN Abdel-Magied is accustomed to the raised eyebrows of sceptical blokes who think boxing, mechanical engineering and Formula One car racing are interests better left to men, not a young Muslim woman.
The 20-year-old Brisbane student says she…Posted: 13th April 2011
It is one of the many myths of Australian history that the 1950s was a boring decade in which nothing much happened. Yet the 1950s remain in the news today - confirming that the theory is very much fiction.
Last week the National Archives in Britain…Posted: 12th April 2011
Associate Professor Kate Crawford's feature lecture for the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been broadcast on ABC TV's program 'Big Ideas'. Shown on both ABC 1 and ABC News 24 in the week of April 12, Kate's lecture was called 'Always with…Posted: 12th April 2011
THE Australian Defence Force could draw lessons from the National Rugby League on how to improve the culture inside male-dominated institutions, the NRL chief, David Gallop, said yesterday.
Asked what advice he would give the Australian Defence Force…Posted: 8th April 2011
ASHLEY HALL: The legal ramifications of the so-called Skype incident at the Defence Force Academy remain unclear.
There are questions about whether an offence has been committed and which federal or territory laws apply.
But legal experts say the…Posted: 7th April 2011
THE British security service MI5 has today released thousands of pages of long-secret material relating to the 1950s Petrov affair and hundreds of pages about the Venona code-breaking episode in the 40s and 50s.
MI5 does not release such material on…Posted: 4th April 2011
AUSTRALIA'S early intelligence chief Charles Spry secretly warned Britain's MI5 during the 1954 Petrov affair that Britain should seriously consider withholding intelligence information from the Australian government if Labor won that year's federal…Posted: 4th April 2011