Kim Wingerei blog posts

“Without idealists, the pragmatists would have nothing to do…”

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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The Italian Job

The Italian Job

As we are changing Prime Ministers with the same frequency as Italy, our reputation as a country to be taken seriously on the world stage is at risk. An Italian Job is not good politics!

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Media Ethics and Politics

Media Ethics and Politics

It’s not just politicians that need to be held accountable to a set of ethical standards. Media ethics may be better defined by journalist’s code of conduct, but too often it is being sacrificed on the altar of a catchy headline or not letting the truth get in the way of a good story.

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Politics and Ethics

Politics and Ethics

Politics and ethics don’t often seem to go together. But it is where the democracy reform process needs to start: demanding that our elected representatives are committed to a minimum set of ethical standards.

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Opinion Rhapsody

Opinion Rhapsody

Opinion Rhapsody – courtesy of Dustin & Genevieve – this brilliant parody set to the magnificent music of Queen is just too god not share. As “covers” get this about as good as it gets – opinion rhapsody is true to the original. Enjoy!

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Malcolm Turnbull Legacy

Malcolm Turnbull Legacy

What the Malcolm Turnbull legacy will be remains to be seen. When he appeared on a special edition of the ABC’s QandA last Thursday, he was as charming, evasive and polite as ever. We didn’t learn much, but is this the end of his political career as he claims, or the beginning of a new chapter?

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