AUSTRALIA: Let’s Keep it Classy, ABC

AMBER VERNETTI WRITES – The government of Prime Minister Tony Abbot hopes to sever the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ties to its international broadcasting service, the Australian Network. As reported in The Guardian, Julie Bishop, the foreign affairs minister, has questioned the overall quality of the Australian Network’s service and contends it may…

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AUSTRALIA: You’ve Got Mail…Online

AMBER VERNETTI WRITES – The U.K.’s Daily Mail — surprisingly, the world’s most-read online English-language newspaper — will soon open an Australian edition. The move follows a similar down-under launch by rival The Guardian earlier this year. Mail Online, Daily Mail’s international online publication and the world’s most popular English-language newspaper,…

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AUSTRALIA: Knockout Student Art

ASIA MEDIA seeks to spotlight outstanding talent from the Asia-Pacific region that speaks to the cutting edge of our contemporary political concerns and emotional needs as human inhabiting a troubled planet. This issue’s featured art comes from Australia. It is perhaps hard to believe, but this fabulous 46 x 61…

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AUSTRALIA: Crikey! Obama Wins Again

November 6th was an important day for the entire world and each country reacted differently to President Obama’s reelection. Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard commended the president by stating, “On behalf of the Government and people of Australia, I offer warm congratulations to President Barack Obama on his reelection and…

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