Media Coverage of the Queensland Drought Rorts Saga: Learning Fitzgerald Lessons?

Turner G. (1992) Media Coverage of the Queensland Drought Rorts Saga: Learning Fitzgerald Lessons?. Australian Journal of Political Science, 27 2: 230-241. doi:10.1080/00323269208402192


Author Turner G.
Title Media Coverage of the Queensland Drought Rorts Saga: Learning Fitzgerald Lessons?
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-030X
Publication date 1992-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00323269208402192
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 230
End page 241
Total pages 12
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Many observers saw the performance of Queensland's main media group in pursuing the National Party government in 1989 over allegations of drought-aid rorts, as an indication that the compliant and manipulated media identified by corruption commissioner, Tony Fitzgerald, QC, had shown new teeth in their watchdog role. But a close examination of the coverage shows that the way the media operate has changed little, and that there needs to be continuing concern about the effectiveness of a media system in which a parochial orientation leads not to closer scrutiny of decision-making but to closer cooperation with decision-makers as news sources.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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