Citizens of Queenslanders, Australia, now have the ability to report lost and damaged property, graffiti, and loitering via a newly developed mobile phone app. Mere hours after issuing their Annual Statistical Review, Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson and Police Minister Jack Dempsey released the PoliceLink app which enables citizens to contact…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Can’t Stand Graffiti? Now There’s an App for That.
Anti-sexting laws in Australia might end up wrongly accusing teenagers who send each other nude pictures of themselves via text message as sex offenders. According to the new submission by the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre of Australia to the Victorian parliamentary, laws originally created to protect children from…Full Article AUSTRALIA: To Sext or Not to Sext?
According to reports by the Canberra Times, on-air comments by Radio 2cc’s Jorian Gardner have prompted swift responses by management to contain the embarrassing situation. During a show last week – believe it or not — the on-air host stated jokingly that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy should wear a ‘penis…Full Article AUSTRALIA: You may not believe how tasteless this story is….!!!
Reports by the New Zealand Herald and Sydney Morning Herald have confirmed that after 21 years, the world famous children’s singing group, the Wiggles, with be losing the majority of its members following the conclusion of its Celebration Tour in December. The move announced by the group earlier this month…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Suddenly There’s Wiggle Room
International acclaim for the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James and published by The Writer’s Coffee Shop, has landed the book on The New York Times Best seller list. There has also been a $1 million dollar sale to the publisher Random House, according to recent reports by…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Erotic eBook Excites International Markets
I was recently given the opportunity to interview longtime journalist and editor David Armstrong. The course of his career has led him to traverse the Asian landscape, from Australia, to Hong Kong, and currently to Thailand. Among his many prominent posts, he has been Editor-in-Chief of both The Australian and…Full Article WE ASK/THEY ANSWER: ‘THE GREAT (AND NOT SO GREAT) OF THE MEDIA OF THE ASIA PACIFIC’ An Exclusive Interview with Celebrated Career Editor David Armstrong
Water Utilities Cabinet Minister Stephen Robertson and Premier Anna Bligh face fresh criticism from the newspaper, The Australian, following the alleged mismanagement of Brisbane’s main dam, the Wivenhoe Dam, during a disaster 13 months ago. According to reports, in January 2011, engineers were forced to release water in large bursts…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Newspaper Puts Politicians In Deep Water
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council has asked the Human Rights Commission to perform an investigation into the possible criminal conduct of police officers during a protest last week at the “tent embassy,” the semi-permanent council representing Aboriginal political rights. This request comes…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Media Question Police Conduct at ‘Tent Embassy’
On December 15th 2011, the Australian Supreme Court halted the Victoria Police from seizing three personal computers that belonged to investigative journalists Ben Schneiders, Royce Millar, and Nick McKenzie, all of whom work for the Australian newspaper The Age. Earlier that day, the police from Victoria’s e-crimes unit obtained a…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Who’s Peeking Into the Labor Party’s Computer?!
Even before U.S. President Barack Obama’s Air Force One touched down in Australia this week the trip was causing quite the media frenzy. An article in the Herald Sun, one of the widest read newspapers in Australia, trumpeted the fact that Obama was to be welcomed with a jar of Marmite, a popular native breakfast spread…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Down-Under Goes Over the Top Over Obama
In Australia, journalist Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun, the highest-circulating daily newspaper in the country, has been found guilty of contravening the Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 by publishing articles that were deemed offensive to light-skinned Aborigines…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Freedom of Speech versus Cultural Sensitivity