& Current Affairs
Here we list many sources of news, opinion and analysis of varying quality and political flavours.
Australian ABC National Broadcaster
- ABC News Online
- 7.30 Report from the ABC
television program includes transcripts of interviews
- Behind the News - background to the news from the ABC television program - intended for school students but suitable for anyone
New Zealand National Broadcaster
- TVNZ New Zealand news from the national state owned broadcaster.
Approximately 10% of revenue comes from government sources.
Links to source websites about the most important government
and opposition policies.
Independent Australian News
& Current Affairs
- Independent Australia
is a progressive journal focusing on politics, democracy, the environment,
Australian history and Australian identity. It contains news and opinion
from Australia and around the world. IA supports quality investigative
journalism, as well as citizen journalism and a diversity of voices. It
believes Australians are short-changed by the mass media and and so it
dedicates itself to seeking out the truth and informing the public.
- Australians For Honest Politics
is a new citizens journalism project in the tradition of one of the first,
- Community Broadcasting in Australia is made up of over 350 independent, non-profit, community based broadcasting outlets. These include radio and television stations and remote Indigenous services.
- The Big Issue is a fortnightly
current affairs and entertainment magazine that is sold on the streets of
towns and cities throughout Australia by people experiencing homelessness or
long-term unemployment. Vendors keep half of the cover price ($4) of every
magazine they sell. It is the magazine that helps people help themselves. It
is also Australia's fastest growing magazine with readership now at 153,000
- The Conversation
Launched in March 2011, The Conversation claims to be an independent source of
information, analysis and commentary from the university and research
- crikey.com.au is a daily
subscription email crammed with the latest news, analysis, juicy gossip,
reviews, rumours, links and prescient tips. It arrives in subscribers'
inboxes every week day at lunchtime.
- The Global Mail - Philanthropically funded, not-for-profit news and features.
Their mission is to deliver original, fearless, independent journalism.
- 4 Corners Australian current affairs program from the ABC.
- New Matilda is an online magazine
and policy portal and provides an independent media voice, delivering
accessible, informed comment on significant issues in Australia and abroad.
New Matilda promotes:
- truth in public life
- independent political commentary
- policy based on the public good
- The Monthly commentary
and vigorous, sometimes controversial, debate on the issues that impact
- Green Left Weekly Australia's
radical weekly newspaper.
- Quadrant Print and online magazine
- Urban Environment News features the latest environment, sustainability and natural resource management news for urban and peri-urban areas in Australia.
- Vexnews.com "We’re VEX because vex
means to annoy people and that’s precisely what we’ll be doing when we’re
doing our job. Speaking truth to power. Afflicting the comfortable.
Comforting the afflicted."
- Webdiary - Aimed to be an
"Independent, Ethical, Accountable and Transparent" forum for views
across the political spectrum. No longer active.
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Journalists & Readers
The Australian newspaper market has two major players - News Ltd and
Fairfax. These are their online sites.
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