The ACT Minister for Education Joy Burch is in the news today for retweeting material which insults Christopher Pyne. In fact, the post that Burch retweeted includes a description of her federal counterpart as a C-word. Pretty strong stuff from the twitter account of a politician. And it’s caused a pretty strong reaction too. MyContinue reading “Does retweeting equal endorsement?”
Author Archives: Jazzua Andrews
Why Chris Bowen’s National Press Gallery address left me wanting
One of the great things about being on my Christmas holidays is all the lazing around on the couch I get to do. I was doing this earlier today, half watching ABC News 24, half faffing about on my laptop and eating a huge bowl of cereal when the intro to a session of theContinue reading “Why Chris Bowen’s National Press Gallery address left me wanting”
Open letter to PR practitioners
Make your client available. That’s it.
Iranian Foreign Minister uses twitter to break major news story
I witnessed an interesting moment on twitter recently. A moment which I think illustrates well the impact of social media on the way we produce and consume news.
Whatever happened to doing the right thing?
Over the last couple of days I’ve been involved in a pretty frustrating argument over carbon pricing. In particular: the merits of the previous Labor Government’s “carbon tax”.
NDIS Is No Help For Some
Six years ago, when he was twenty-two years old, Jeff Johnson was in a car crash. Before the accident he was active and outgoing and loved to ride his motorbike. His parents, David and Barbara, warned him he was taking risks.
Ian Rankin on light rail
I just discovered a recording from 2012 of an interview with Scottish crime author Ian Rankin at the Melbourne Crime and Justice Festival. The audio clip was sent to me by someone who’s aware of my interest in public transport policy, especially the controversial NSW Government plans to replace the heavy rail line with light railContinue reading “Ian Rankin on light rail”
Russell Brand’s View of Politics is Naive
I like Russell Brand and I can understand why a lot of people are sharing the video of his recent interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight. He’s voicing a feeling of alienation from the political process in his country that I’ve heard a lot of my friends express in regards to politics in thisContinue reading “Russell Brand’s View of Politics is Naive”