Facebook VS the media code: whoever wins, we lose

Facebook VS the media code: whoever wins, we lose

Published in Overland Thursday, 18 February, 2021. Facebook has followed through on its promise, banning news content on its platform in response to the media bargaining code currently before parliament. Although it was something that Google had talked about most...
The trouble with the media bargaining code

The trouble with the media bargaining code

Published in the Overland. Sunday, 14 December, 2020. The proposed news media bargaining code tabled last week has been praised by many journalists. It’s also deeply flawed. The scheme requires that organisations apply to the Australian Media and Communications...
How we fight the border industrial complex

How we fight the border industrial complex

Watching the family from Biloela as they have tried to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, many people around the country have also gained an insight into the political economy of border security. Activists have turned their attention on contractor Skytraders, who flew...
Reclaiming the future from the digital colonialists

Reclaiming the future from the digital colonialists

One of the most memorable characters in the television series Silicon Valley is Gavin Belson, the slick and ruthless CEO of Hooli, a Google-like company. In one of his many pep talks to staff, Belson declares: ‘I don’t know about you people, but I don’t want to live...