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Independent media continues to grow!

Independent media continues to grow!

Independent media continues to grow apace, while mainstream media is at best stagnant. Independent media grew by 9.7% in February 2019, compared to a paltry 1.1% at the big end of media town. A piece I wrote a couple of months ago resonated with readers and spurred me...

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Keep it Simple, Stupid!

Keep it Simple, Stupid!

KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid – was widely used as a slogan in the computer industry throughout the eighties and nineties. “The Office” made it a meme – but it is an adage worth resurrecting as a guiding principle.

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Lies, fear and obfuscation

Lies, fear and obfuscation

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed about American politics is equally relevant here. As we enter into what may the last Parliamentary sitting week before the next Federal election, I fear it will descend into more lies, fear and obfuscation than ever.

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Independent media on the rise

Independent media on the rise

Independent media is on the rise. As we head into the new year – elections looming – trust in politicians is at an all-time low, aided and abetted by mainstream media focused on headlines instead of substance – but voters can and should seek answers elsewhere.

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The Politics of Media Power

The Politics of Media Power

The politics of media is not just about curbing the power of powerful media proprietors. Politicians must stop being such easy targets and use the power vested in them by the people.

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Particracy Rules

Particracy Rules

We live in a particracy, not a democracy. Party politics have taken democracy hostage and made politics more important than policy while disenfranchising voters.

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