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Racist reporting still rife in Australian media

Racist reporting still rife in Australian media

New research shows Muslims are more negatively portrayed in the media than other groups. AAP/Lukas Coch Half of all race-related opinion pieces in the Australian mainstream media are likely to contravene industry codes of conduct on racism. In research released this...
Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

14 December 2017 Image copyright Disney Image caption Disney chief executive Bob Iger and Rupert Murdoch Walt Disney says it is to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $ 52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster...
Explainer: the politics of heavy metal

Explainer: the politics of heavy metal

A Black Sabbath fan on stage at a rock concert in Finland. Anssi Koskinen/flickr, CC BY-SA The popular mythology of heavy metal begins with an amputation. In the mid-1960s, teenage guitarist Frank Anthony Iommi lost the tips of several fingers in an industrial...
Wall Street at 30: is greed still good?

Wall Street at 30: is greed still good?

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. 20th Century Fox/IMDB December 11 marks the 30th anniversary of Oliver Stone’s darkly perceptive Wall Street. The film exemplified the ’80s yuppie era during Ronald Reagan’s conservative presidency: a time when a...
Drought on the Murray River harms ocean life too

Drought on the Murray River harms ocean life too

The mouth of the Murray River delivers vital nutrients to marine life in the ocean beyond. SA Water, Author provided Drought in the Murray River doesn’t just affect the river itself – it also affects the ecosystems that live in the ocean beyond. In a study published...
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