The internet is awash with misinformation, manipulated identities, fake reviews, and dishonest comments. Politicians use astroturfing. So do businesses and marketing firms. Beware – it’s infecting everyone. Reporter Hagar Cohen
In Thatcher’s Britain - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
As the long term legacy of Thatcherism is being re-interpreted following the death of the Iron Lady, Background Briefing returns to 1980s Britain. In this program, first broadcast in 1989, Nick Franklin and the late Tony Barrell investigate the rise and rise of Margaret Thatcher. (Originally broadcast 7 May 1989)
Qantas has opened a new industrial relations battlefront. The Labor government’s Fair Work laws are being put to the test but there are bigger political implications for the Opposition, which is split over whether to re-embrace Workchoices, the IR policy that many believe brought an end to the Howard government.
Energy efficiency: Not in Australia mate! - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
In forty years Australia’s energy efficiency record has barely improved. We’re a land of air con, power hungry industry, and fuel guzzling cars. But electricity is no longer cheap, and we have to deal with carbon emissions. Energy savings could deal with both. Yet the message has been swept away by the political storm over a carbon price. Reporter: Di Martin