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Earlier in the fall of this year, the controversial topic of legalizing same-sex marriage became front page news after the announcement of a nation-wide postal vote. The simply asked Australians whether they agreed or disagreed with legalizing same-sex marriage. Soon after this was announced, a clear divide in the country formed. The No versus the Yes campaign. Both sides using tried to use different forms of media to their advantage in order to persuade people. The No campaigners used several advertisements which aired on television and were posted online on YouTube. Widespread and compulsory ad from the Australian Christian Lobby.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Global Media News
Recently, American film producer Harvey Weinstein has been under major fire from a long list of women accusers for sexual harassment and assault. The topic of sexual harassment and assault is now at the forefront of everyone's mind on a global scale. Within the media industry in Australia, many women are coming forward to share their experiences and inform the public that sexual harassment and assault in Australian show business isn't something new. Australian television personality, actress, and singer Kerri-Anne Kennerley opened up about the sexual harassment and chauvinist culture inside Australia's media industry. Kerri-Anne spoke out on Australia's tv... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Global Media News
Over the past couple of years in Australia, women in the media industry have been speaking out over the gender pay gap taking place the field. In late 2015, an Australian study informed that even in female-dominated workplaces in media (magazines and periodical publishing) there is still a 12.9% gender pay gap. The Women in Media Report also points out the 23.2% in newspapers and 21.8% in television broadcasting gender pay gap. This issue really took center stage on October 16th when the ten year veteran of the Australian Today Show, Lisa Wilkinson, announced on Twitter that she was leaving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Global Media News
Australia has one of the most concentrated media markets in the developed world. Australia's newspapers, radio stations, and television broadcasting networks are owned and controlled by a small handful of rich and powerful people, like Rupert Murdoch. With a new piece of legislation rumored to be passed soon through Australia's Parliament, that handful of people could become even smaller. Rupert Murdoch, founder of News Corporation and Chairman of 21st Century Fox and Fox News. The basic premise of this new legislation would be to eliminate restrictions, such as "two out of three" and "reach rule". The two out of three... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Global Media News
Official movie trailer for the 2017 remake of Stephen King's 'It'. With the new adaption of Stephen King's 'It' being released in theaters around the world on September 8th of this year, clown hysteria has returned to the mainstream media in Australia with a creepy smile and red balloon. People in Australia feel threaten by the killer clowns who are paying homage to the fall blockbuster, due to the Facebook page Clown Purge Australia that was recently created for the release of the movie. The page, which has a picture of a man in a creepy clown mask as its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Global Media News
The country of Australia has become a very split nation on the controversial topic of legalizing same-sex marriages, meaning between either two men or two women. Both sides of the controversy are using different forms of medias (television advertisement, radio, and social media) to persuade public opinion. The government has decided to allow the citizens of Australia to voice their own opinions in a nation-wide postal vote. Since the postal vote was announced, different religious groups have begun the campaign against same-sex marriage, such as the group Coalition for Marriage. The group originally aired their advertisement against same-sex marriage on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Global Media News
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