Media and Other Contributions

Print Media

I have contributed the following features to Australian newspapers:

  • ‘Indigenous perspective on media classification’, Koori Mail, 13 July, 2011.
  • ‘Creativity and the bottom line’, The Australian Higher Education, 29 September, 2004.
  • ‘Reality TV gives a lesson in life’, The Australian Higher Education, 24 September, 2003.
  • ‘Journalism versus culture a pointless game’, The Australian Higher Education Supplement, 25 March, 1998 (with Stuart Cunningham).
  • ‘Between autonomy and accountability’, The Australian, 25 February, 1997.

In addition, I have been quoted on the following topics:

  • Media classification: Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, IT News; Herald-Sun; ABC Tech & Games; Law Society of NSW Journal
  • Citizen journalism: The Age, ABC Online
  • Digital television: The Australian, The Courier-Mail.
  • Brisbane music: The Courier-Mail, The Gold Coast Bulletin; City News.
  • Cultural diversity in Australian TV: Sydney Morning Herald, Herald-Sun.
  • Digital media education: Courier-Mail, The Australian.
  • The ABC: Courier-Mail.

Industry and Professional Publications (selected)

  • ‘Sense and Censorability’, Law Institute Journal, August 2011. p. 85.
  • ‘Creative Industries and Commerce: Old and New Debates’, Artworkers, December 2004, pp. 5-6.
  • ‘Media made us citizens’, Australian Book Review (Review of Lyn Gorman and David McLean , Media and Society in the Twentieth Century), April 2003, pp. 43-44.
  • ‘High Definition Recommendations for the Broadcasting Industry, Communications Update, November 1999, pp. 13-14.


  • Interview with Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast, 3 March, 2012 on media classification.


Among my contributions to radio, locally, nationally, and internationally, have been:

  • Interview with Celine Foenander, ABC Radio Gippsland, broadcast 3 May, 2011.
  • Interview with EJ Gamboa, SBS Radio, broadcast 4 June, 2011.
  • 774 ABC Melbourne, Sunday Breakfast, 6 February 2011, interview with Alan Brough on 24-hour news channels;
  • Radio National, Background Briefing, 30 May 2007, on the Internet and the future of democracy in Australia.
  • Radio National, Australia Talks Back, 18 September, 2006, one-hour panel and talkback discussion on ‘the digital divide’.
  • Radio National, The World Today, July 7, 2006, on regulating video streamed content from Big Brother.
  • 4BC, Chris Adams program, July 4, 2004, on a fourth commercial free-to-air TV network.
  • 612 ABC Brisbane, Spencer Howson program, 23 June, 2003, on seventh commercial radio station for Brisbane.
  • The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 17 June, 2003, on the global power of Rupert Murdoch.
  • Gaywaves, 4ZZZ, 17 May 2000, on Internet censorship.
  • Lines of Communication, ABC Learn Online, Program 13, first broadcast on Radio National, 29 August 1999.
  • Late Night Live with Philip Adams, Radio National, 15 April, 1999, on the future of public broadcasting.
  • The Media Report, Radio National, 9 October, 1997, on digital television.

Online Media

I have contributed the following pieces to online publications:

  • ‘Meeting the classification challenge for 21st Century media’, Online Opinion, 13 February, 2012.
  • ‘Dealing with the classification conundrum’, The Conversation, 30 September, 2011.
  • ‘Who will pay for online news?’, Online Opinion, 8 September, 2009.
  • The ABC – and SBS – of social innovation’, Online Opinion, 4 February, 2009.
  • ‘For China WTO membership will have the impact of a wrecking ball’, Online Opinion, 15 July, 2004.
  • ‘A fourth commercial free-to-air network? Should be a no-brainer’, Online Opinion, 2 July 2004.
  • ‘Media academic reality TV shock’, Online Opinion, 24 September, 2003.
  • ‘The limited political value of “Hating John Howard” as an electoral ploy’, Online Opinion, 4 July, 2003.
  • ‘Groundhog days’, Online Opinion, 29 October, 2002.
  • ‘Keating: The PM who should have got out more’, Online Opinion, 29 October, 2002.
  • ‘From the carnage in Bali, a new partnership may be possible’, Online Opinion, 18 October, 2002.
  • ‘Labor should take intergenerational equity seriously’, Online Opinion, 15 June, 2002.

Other Interviews

  • Interview with Asher Moses, Sydney Morning Herald, for ‘Games ratings could be ceded to machines’, SMH Technology, 5 May, 2011.
  • Interview with Steve Farrelly, AusGamers, for ‘AusGamers ALRC National Classification Review Scheme (Or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love R18+)’, AusGamers, 1 August, 2011.
  • Interview with Mark Serrels, Kokatu, for ‘Meet the Man who could Revolutionise Game Classification in Australia’, 13 October, 2011.
  • Interview with Laura Parker, Gamespot, for ‘Proposed Aussie rating scheme could abolish M category’, 7 November, 2011.
  • Interview with Michelle Lam, Law Society Journal, for ‘Bringing classification laws into the digital age’, Vol 49 No. 11, December 2011, pp. 22-23.
  • Interview with James Hutchinson, IT News, for ‘Co-regulation key to safer internet’, 6 March, 2012.