Bookmarked Your ABC: Value, Investment and Return for the Community (Future of Your ABC)
Why the ABC and public broadcasting is vital to the community. Transcript of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie’s speech at the Melbourne Press Club, Tuesday 19 June, 2018.
In response to the recent call to sell the ABC, Michelle Guthrie presents a speech explaining the value of the Australian Broadcasting Commission in today’s world. I must be honest, I don’t listen to the ABC as much as I used to, however I follow a number of podcasts, such as RN Future Tense, and often turn to their website as a first port of call for news. In a time when there is a lot of discussion about the ownership of core infrastructure, it seems strange to sell the ABC. I wonder if this is a reflection of the changes to the media landscape that my nostalgia is overlooking?
Bookmarked Liberal Party council votes to sell off the ABC and move Australian embassy to Jerusalem (The Sydney Morning Herald)
The Liberal Party’s peak council voted overwhelmingly in favour of privatising the public broadcaster with backing of a conservative think-tank.
In a time when there is a lot of discussion about the ownership of core infrastructure, it seems strange to sell the ABC. I wonder if this is a reflection of the changes to the media landscape that my nostalgia is overlooking?
Bookmarked Forget the checkout: what about the plastic clogging supermarket aisles? (ABC News)
Some, like the Greens, argue manufacturers and retailers need to take more responsibility for the lifecycle of their packaging. "Product stewardship" and extended producer responsibility (EPR) requires manufacturers to factor the disposal of packaging into its design and production. Other solutions to the waste crisis include charging more to dump waste in landfill or offering subsidies to increase the capacity of the local recycling sector. A better option is to consume less plastic. "Precycling" minimises waste by reducing consumption. In practice this means packing your shopping in reusable bags, using a reusable cup for your takeaway coffee, buying items free from packaging β€” and putting a whole apple in our kids' lunchboxes.
Nicola Heath reports on the current plastic crisis in Australia. Although every state has agreed to ban single use bags, the real problem that needs to be addressed is in the aisles and aisles of pre-packaged food. Although the impact of plastics on our ocean has been well reported, it seems that there is a significant impact on our fresh water lakes too. Studies have found microplastics in drinking water, beer and honey. I wonder if the solution starts with school?
Liked There's a soup of rubbish in the Pacific that's almost as big as Queensland (ABC News)
Whether you're focusing on count or mass, I think it is alarming and we all recognise that this is an increasing global project and it's going to take local solutions as well as hopefully global governance to help resolve the issues
So much of the discussion around the recent scandal involving the use of sandpaper to scuff the ball has been blamed on Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner. This documentary takes a wider look. Painting a picture of a perfect storm, it touches on David Warner being on edge, past history involving South Africa using a lolly to shine the ball, the creation of a competitive culture that incentivised winning and one of Australia’s youngest captains when he took the reigns.