media

Disseminating ideas and spinning them to sway public opinion.
“News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.”
~attributed to Lord Northcliffe

Top Ten Australian Songs

Top Ten Australian Songs

via Peta in comments ABC radio in Canberra has been asking listeners to nominate their top ten Australian songs. This is the list they came up with. 10. It’s Because I Love You (Masters’ Apprentices) 9. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle) 8. The Real Thing (Russell Morris) 7. I Was Only 19 […]

Mother as politician

Mother as politician

The evolution of the whole ‘Mum’ identity in politics is completely fascinating if not also repellent. You can read Judith Warner’s entire piece, “The New Momism” here. It is a pretty thought-provoking article. There was a time when words like “mom” or “mama” weren’t necessarily associated with the traits needed for good political judgment or […]