Regional newspapers’ place in merged Fairfax-Nine company questioned

26 July, 2019 / By Ben Millington, Patrick Martin and Kate Webber, ABC Concerns have been raised about the impact the Fairfax-Nine merger will have on regional newspapers and the diversity of news coverage across Australia. Fairfax and Nine on Thursday announced a $4 billion merger that would create in integrated media giant across television,…

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Media reform package hands ‘unprecedented power to a privileged few’

September 3, 2017 / By Michelle Rowland There are two kinds of politicians: those who value an evidentiary and principles-based approach to law-making; and those who spurn analysis in favour of short-termism. Paul Keating was the consummate member of the first category. The cleansing power of competition. The will to drive unprecedented economic and social…