Research from the Queensland University of Technology out today might surprise avid followers of social media. It suggests Australian political debate on Twitter is skewed, with just one per cent of users creating two-thirds of the tweets under the popular hashtag ‘auspol’.
Political conversation on Twitter skewed: Axel Bruns - Breakfast - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Calling all self-proclaimed ‘bogans’ in Mount Isa - ABC North West Qld - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Joe Hildebrand is the host of the show and he’s a little reluctant to define what he thinks "bogan" is; he’d prefer to catch up with someone who sees themselves as comfortable with that title.
Armed Neutrality - An alternative to the US alliance? - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australia’s Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, was in China last week, and it’s reported he’s been allaying their concerns about a deepening of US military ties with Australia. But how vital is our defence alliance with the United States? Is armed neutrality a viable alternative for Australia?
Same-sex marriage should not be legalised? - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Highlights of the intelligence squared debate that same-sex marriage should not be legalised, Sydney 29 May 2012
What do Australians want from their government? - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
In her Quarterly Essay, Laura Tingle discusses why Australians are so angry about their political leaders. Are they not delivering or do we expect too much from government?