Welcome to my web page. It aims to make it easier for interested people to see what I have written, and where possible to provide direct access through .pdfs or links.  It is a personal not a formal or official website. It does not include many of the publications on my CV, if I have decided that they are no longer of interest, or superseded by later efforts. On the other hand, it does include many shorter pieces, journalism and essays, that would not be bureaucratically recognized, plus some unpublished papers, usually because I now think it is unlikely I will develop them for publication.

The web site is a work in progress.  I will keep adding publications as I do them, and I will gradually add more .pdfs, especially to earlier writings that are not available in libraries electronically.

The tabs above list the main areas where I have written, so you can go to those in which you are most interested. In each major publications are listed, and I give some background to my aims and thinking.

Recently Published

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch. A Reassessment
(Sydney, New South, 2014).
Rupert Murdoch A Reassessment

‘Domesticating Mandela’ Australian Review of Public Affairs December 2013

‘Yes, it is our ABC’ Inside Story 5 December 2013

‘Government by the old, for the old?’ Inside Story 27 November 2013

‘Scandals’ in Troy Bramston (ed) The Whitlam Legacy
(Sydney, Federation Press, 2013)
‘The Press’ in Cunningham, S. and Turnbull, S (eds) The Media and Communications in Australia
(4th ed., Allen & Unwin, 2014)