ABCTV News 24’s The Drum on refugees and media troubles

I appeared last night on ABC TV’s The Drum (video here) alongside former Howard government minister Peter Reith and 2UE host John Stanley.

The main issues were asylum seekers – I argued that neither major side of politics in Australia has any desire to alleviate suffering and seemingly prefer ways to privatise the system and sound “tough” on asylum seekers – and the ongoing crisis in legacy media – where I stated that the question isn’t simply about ownership, which is vital (see 2003 and every Murdoch outlet magically backing the Iraq war), but how we’ll get accurate and in-depth reporting in the future.