BBC coverage of the OZ election
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 13:08:04 +1000
At the BBC site:
It reports that the issues are:
Australia's rural communities have witnessed a collapse
in local services. Many believe the politicians no longer
Aborigines 'marginal' in vote
Australia's original inhabitants, the Aborigines, continue
to suffer significant disadvantages in modern Australia.
Dodging the Asian crisis
With the Asian crisis probably yet to find its way down
under, it is no coincidence that Australian Prime Minister
John Howard has gone to the polls six months early.
What? no tax, no jobs?
My faith in the BBC has been dented.
All the new media are art forms which have the power of imposing,
like poetry, their own assumptions.
The new media are not ways of relating us the "real" world; they are
the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at
-- Marshall McLuhan.