Politics and the news media in Oz

By Barry Tucker                    24 October, 2013

Tim Dunlop writes for The King’s Tribune, The Drum and other publications. He is the author of The New Front Page: New Media and the Rise of the Audience, released last August.

In the two articles below he comments on the state of two-party politics in Australia and the news media’s involvement.

In The Press Gallery cheer squad, in The King’s Tribune, Dunlop compares the news media’s treatment of Tony Abbott and the former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

In The future of Australian electoral politics, in The Drum, Dunlop writes about a transition that is slowly happening in Australian two-party politics and the mainstream news media. Dunlop says the two parties and the news media seem to be barely aware of their increasing irrelevance. It’s a good read.