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From Tampa to now: how reporting on asylum seekers has been a triumph of spin over substance

This year marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most divisive national election campaigns in Australia’s recent history...

Coming just weeks after the September 11 terror attacks, the pitched battle between John Howard and Kim Beazley drew heavily on fear and panic.

  • James Rose
  • The Conversation

The divisions of 2001 are not only still with us, but…

The September 11 terrorist attacks in the US were given a sharp-knife twist here in Australia.

The country was still entangled in the issue of the MV Tampa and its cargo of more than…

And there was a public outcry over the events surrounding the interception of the SIEV-4 and its…

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