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Monday, July 17, 2000

Expressed Monday Mornings to more than 6000 Media Decision Makers.

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Published by Ash Long ... the man with the best media connections in Australia.

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Inside 'Media Flash' This Week

* BULA VINAKA: Aussie media man's Fiji dilemma

* $110 MILLION: That's the tip for new Melbourne FM radio licence fee

* DOUG AITON AND TERRY LANE: New study on every Australian Federal Election


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Fiji Woes For Media Man

* ANDREW FAIRLEY, 3MP chief, had his Turtle Island Resort in Fiji taken over by villagers this past week. Mr Fairley, a lawyer, part-owns the popular resort which featured in the BROOKE SHIELDS movie, Blue Lagoon, in the 1980s. GEOFF ADAMS of The Shepparton News reported that the Fijian villagers staged the peaceful takeover, releasing 45 foreign tourists by seacraft. Millionaire American part-owner RICHARD EVANSON took charge of peace talks with the locals. 'They've requested 20 pounds of kava ... so it looks like it's going to be some long meeting,' Fairley told The Shepp. News who described him as a 'Melbourne lawyer and Goulburn Valley benefactor'.

Melbourne Radio Licence: $110 mil. tip

* PETER HARVIE, Austereo boss, says Melbourne's new commercial FM licence is likely to attract an auction price of about $102 million. He tells AMT Online Radio Industry Newsletter that the Sydney radio market annual revenue is $167 million, with Melbourne quoted at $110 million. He figures the Australian Broadcasting Authority are likely to reap about two-thirds the price paid by DMG Radio for the Sydney licence.

Stokes Denies News Interference

* KERRY STOKES, Seven Network boss, has hit out at AMANDA MEADE of The Australian's Media section, with a flat denial that he has issued editorial guidelines for the Olympic Games coverage: 'I did not, and will not, issue an editorial edict to our news and current affairs programs to cover only the positive aspects of the Olympic Games on Seve. Some will be negative. Some will be positive. And yes, we will cover everything in the lead up to, and during, the Olympics.'

Austar Warns On Eisa Takeover

* DAMIEN BRADY'S suspension as CEO of Eisa Ltd has brought warnings from pay-TV group Austar United that its $24 million takeover of the troubled ISP could be in jeopardy. Other issues include litigation by BILL GATES' Microsoft Licensing to recover $17 million allegedly owed by JOHNSON WANG'S Edge Group, prefernce payments from Edge, and a joint venture with Liberty One and Von Neumann Companies.

>From Barton To Howard

* DOUG AITON, 3AK drive-time host, writes to Media Flash: 'Dear Ash, You might be interested to know that TERRY LANE and I have just published a book, which is a chronological history of Australia's federal elections, all of them, from 1901 to 1998. There have been 39 elections and 25 Prime Ministers. What we have done is write an essay about each election, complete with statistics panel, and also a profile of each Prime Minister and the main Opposition Leaders. The book is called The First Century ... Australia's Federal Elections Since Federation. As far as we know, there has never been such a reference book published in Australia. It is published by Information Australia and is a hardback at $43 including GST.'

Internet Initiative for Rural Oz

* BRIAN McCARTHY, MD of Rural Press Limited, has announced a one-stop Internet portal network for agriculture, in partnership with Wesfarmers Dalgety and McKinsey & Company. Primary producers will be able to source a wide range of technical and commodity information and will be able to buy inputs and sell outputs through a non-exclusive range of suppliers. Wesfarmers MD RICHARD GOYDER says it is planned to raise $40 million to fund the development of the network.

CitySearch Expands

* BOB COPP, MD of, has announced an expansion of local directories into the Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Darwin and Cairns markets. GREG EASTON, Queensland General Sales Manager, talks of the FNQ expansion: 'Every Cairns business can now be searched in the directory and we are already building web sites for many of these businesses, including maps and email facilities.'

Death Of A Salesman

* JAMES C. QUAYLE, father of former US Vice-President DAN QUAYLE, has died at the age of 79. He was an ad salesman for The Portsmouth Daily Times in Ohio in 1947; Publisher of the Huntington Herald-Press since 1964; and had been Publisher of The Muncie Star and Evening Press from 1972 to 1978. Quayle Snr and wife CORINNE PULLIAM QUAYLE owned the newspaper group for more than 30 years.

Asia-Pacific Report

* MAHENDA CHAUHRY, deposed Fijian Prime Minister, felt no animosity toward his former captors, the International Herald Tribune reported on Friday. This came as the late US media magnate MALCOLM FORBES' Laucala Island was taken over, as were Buca Bay and Rukuruku resorts.

* TAN SRI VINCENT, Malaysian tycoon, was awarded S$3.2 million in a defamation case brought against freelance journalist MGG PILLAI, HASAN HAMZAH and Media Pintext. CHIEF JUSTICE TUN EUSOFF CHIN said: 'Freedom of speech is not a licence to defame people. It is subjected to legal restrictions.' BRENDAN PEREIRA, reporting in The Straits Times, says the Court judged a difference between damages in a personal injury case, as opposed to defamation: 'In defamation cases, the award of damages usually serves as a public vindication to the plaintiff and a consolation for wrong done.'

Australian Indigenous Media

* PROFESSOR DAVID FLINT'S Australian Broadcasting Authority has granted a temporary broadcasting licence to Koori Radio to be on air on 94.5 FM during the Olympic Games for programs targeted to the Aboriginal community.

Sydney Desk

* BILL CARALIS is denying rumors that he is selling his station 2SM to 2UE: 'There has never been an approach by 2UE or any person or company for it to buy 2SM or the network,' says the AMT Online Radio Newsletter. BILL BARRINGTON has left the station, as has drive announcer IAN McRAE, who has moved to CHRIS MURPHY'S Digital One radio station.

Brisbane Bits

* SCOTT McKINLAY, News Director at 4BC, is on the search for a Broadcast Journalist.

* MICHAEL 'GOMEZ' ADAMS wants a young producer at the Gold Coast for Gold FM and Sea FM.

* SALLY GORMAN has joined Sun-FM at Beaudesert (Qld) as a Copywriter.

Melbourne Desk

* KEITH PEPLAR'S Seymour-Nagambie Advertiser 12-page weekly tabloid has been accepted as a member of the Victorian Country Press Association, led by Executive Director JANICE RAY.

* NEIL SPARK, Editor of Melbourne Weekly Magazine, has adopted the practice of signed Page 3 editorial comments. That notwithstanding, his editorials go unsigned in the TMWM - Bayside Southern Cross Edition and the Emerald Hill Times, into which his editorial material is franchised, and where the Editor is listed as Melbourne Independent Newspapers' JANE KENRICK.

Corporate Corner

* SALLY MATHESON continues to thrive with her corporate publications. Drake Business Review used Matheson Publishing to edit its 36-page magazine, inserted into Friday's Australian Financial Review. McCARTHY MOON were responsible for the design.

* GRAEME JOHNSTONE, former Herald Sun and Australasian Post columnist, is editing VB Shout, the loyalty mag mailed to Victoria Bitter die-hards. CAROLYN NEWMAN is Publisher for Text Custom Media, who prepare the 32-page quarterly journal on behalf of Carlton & United Breweries. Writers include PETER OLSZEWSKI, who made his name as 'J.J. McROACH', and was Publisher of Rats magazine in the 1970's.

Public Relations Watch

* RON SMITH and SHIRLEY BAYNES-SMITH of are soon to launch and More details next week in our advertising columns. Their is experiencing great growth, and is partly owned by telco Mintec.

Your ABC

* SUE HOWARD'S ABC Radio Division is paying up to $62,323 for a Program Director for 702 ABC Sydney. Applications to Manager ROGER SUMMERILL.

* MARCO DEL VENTO at ABC Adelaide is taking applications for a Graphic Designer for ABC News and Current Affairs. They're paying circa $55,000.

Air Waves

* MICHAEL FRAZER, Producer of 3AW's breakfast program hosted by ROSS STEVENSON and DEAN BANKS, is scheduled to interview jailbird MARK 'CHOPPER' READ today at 6.15am. GAWAIN McLACHLAN'S Filmnet says: 'On Tuesday they will have an ex cop review the film (and sort through the bullshit!)'.

* RON BOURKE has just completed 10 years at the Southern Cross Broadcasting radio newsroom, based at 3AW. Court Reporter KELLY GRAHAM and State Political Reporter CRAIG WILSON have each notched up 12 years at the station.

* MICK O'KEEFEE, Agency Account Manager, has left 3MP, now under the General Managership of CLYDE SIMPSON. O'Keefe has joined ANTHONY McDONALD'S sales team at Melbourne Weekly Magazine.

* WATER MOTT'S Edge-FM is stretching its market area from its Wangaratta (Vic.) base. Latest station promotions boast of 'from Holbrook to Euroa'. We even heard a reference to Shepparton!

TV Guide

* HELLO magazine has taken on an Aussie cable-TV ad schedule. Production costs for the campaign have been minimal. The TVC simply has a scan of the masthead, complete with its '$5.44 including GST' cover price. Plenty of copies in newsagencies.

Australian Media Job Directory

* SEE our Employment Section at the bottom of the page.

Flashback Comebacks

* MEDIA FLASH works if you're planning a career comeback. Just on two months ago (May 8), we published radio man RIC MELBOURNE'S hopes for a comeback. Ric starts today (Monday) for two weeks as JOHN BLACKMAN'S holiday fill-in on the breakfast shift at 3AK, after talks with GM VERN STONE.

* FLASHBACK: 'RIC MELBOURNE - 'Baron of Broadcasting, Villian of Voice, Rooty of Tooty, Odd Person and Nice Sort of Dude' - is in talks about returning on air. 'Ohhh - those 20's!' Ric wrote to us, after Media Flash re-traced his ratings in the 1970s and 1980s, topping 22 at 3KZ and 3DB. Ric is still doing the Triple M stuff nationwide and burning into the USA with his voice-work. PD's should note the hotline: (07) 5545 1373.'

* MEDIA FLASH contains the Australian Media Job Directory. Publish your ad - just $110 (including GST) for up to 200 words - and stage your own comeback!

Big Names Dept.

* TONY BELL, Southern Cross Broadcasting CEO, has been made a PAUL HARRIS Fellow by his Rotary International peers.

* STEPHEN HIGGS, former Executive Director of UBS Warburg Australia and its preceding entities, has become a Director of Rural Press Ltd, chaired by JOHN B. FAIRFAX.

* PETER CHERNIN, News Corporation President, is telling US Democratic and Republican that copyright protection is needed for artists, authors, musicians, directors, online educators ... and, by the way, entertainment companies.

Smaller Names Dept.

* WARWICK RANDALL'S by-line is appearing in the 24-page Out & About tourism magazine published by TONY WHITING'S Border Mail (Albury-Wodonga). RIKK DONLEN manages the marketing of the publication.

* COL McCLURE - long-time Corryong Courier (Vic.) publisher - is remembered with a Community Achievement Award by the local Rotary Club. The paper is carried on these days by daughter CYNDI and her husband MARK COLLINS, with the 16-page tabloid printed at HARTLEY HIGGINS' Wangaratta-based North East Newspapers.

* VAL UNDERWOOD has given away the position of Editor of The Howlong Grapevine (NSW), where you can still buy a full-page ad for $66. Val retires after three years at the helm of the monthly 500-circulation A4 community newspaper. 'So many other towns are envious of us,' she says, handing over the reins to RON WILKINS, PETER OPITZ, SANDRA HILLS, CAROLINA STEENBERGER, SHARON McTIGUE, JENNY BOHNER and KEITH DUGGAN.

Odds and Ends

* DAVID MARRINER, Melbourne property developer, wants to build a 50-storey apartment tower atop the former Herald & Weekly Times Ltd headquarters in Flinders Street, Melbourne. The circular tower would rise above the 1923 building sold by RUPERT MURDOCH in 1995.

* LACHLAN MURDOCH, News Ltd chairman, has failed to achieve circulation targets with his Inside Out magazine, according to Fin Review media analyst LUKE COLLINS ... but he says News is looking to launch a Pure Health Internet site, after News Magazines took over the magazine.

* ANDREW RULE, Age writer, recently underwent nose surgery, fellow scribe JOHN SILVESTER ('SLY of the Underworld') told 3AW breakfast listeners this week. Just as he underwent anaesthetic, the surgeon advised he had just performed similar surgery on a fellow called DENNIS TANNER ... subject of Rule's series in The Sunday Age, and also last week's Cutting Edge program on SBS-TV.

The Local Report

* FRANK MAGNABOSCO, Sales Manager at Melbourne's Community News, is publishing a testimonial from WARREN CARTER, GM at Village Cinemas, who claims his ads in that paper have meant an extra 1000 ticket sales, at $8.20, weekly. The ads have been handled by the newspaper's BEVERLY McKIE.

* DI THOMAS, Editor at the Twin Cities Post, based at Wodonga (Vic.), is making the front-page claim that the Thursday freebie is 'the largest circulating free newspaper in North-East Victoria and Southern NSW'. The all-woman team includes journalist STACY ALLEN, and ad women JUDE CAMPTON, PAULA VISSER, SUE BEDDOWES and LYNETTE WILSON.

* MICHAEL LAMOND, Branch Manager of the Nillumbik Mail (Vic.), has plenty of media competition in Melbourne's Diamond Valley (Media Flash, July 10). His 15,0000-circulation July 12 edition was just 20 pages, with a percentage of approximately 29 per cent advertising (approx. 1564 cms).

Personal Bests

* SUE CORBETT, from Kustom Publications, writes to Media Flash: 'Motor Eyes Magazine has achieved national distribution after only three issues in the newsagents. Starting out as a regional publication for local enthusiasts on the mid-north coast of NSW, Motor Eyes has been taken on by NDD Distribution Pty Ltd and will now be available in newsagents throughout Australia.'

* GREG BROWN, Co-Editor, says: 'We've come a long way since we used to load up the car and distribute our then small, single color magazine to local auto shops and service stations ourselves. Response from our NSW readers has been really enthusiastic, which has prompted us to take this next step. It's all happened much faster than we had originally envisaged.' The pair say the national distribution level has prompted directors 'to talk to serious investors wanting to become involved in the next stage of expansion and beyond'.

Glass House Dept.

* PETER BLUNDEN'S Herald Sun was careful to include instructions with its souvenir 'Make Your Own Torch', that the paper article was not designed to be lit. As well as its 40-part Olympic sports collection, Friday's edition included a 12-page Torch Relay feature edited by HUGH JONES, designed by JOE ZABIEGALA, with production by DAVID BULLARD.

Members' Mailbag

* MIRANDA JONES, Account Manager at New Idea, joins our Media Flash subscribers' team. So do her Pacific Publications colleagues ROBYN MASON and TREACY RAE.

* Welcome to MAX LEENING, Editor at The Dutch Courier; MATTHEW COLLINS, Sub-Editor at Cumberland Newspapers; CAROLYN LAMPLUGH, Communications Assistant at The Age; NATALIE POWELL, Communications Assistant at Tennis Australia; MELEA TARABAY at Whitehorse Council (Vic.); LEO RYAN, Executive Producer at Sydneyis; 'FIFI LIM'; SAMUEL MADAS, ELLA KENNEDY and ALAN PERCY.

Editor's E-Mail

* PHIL HARRISON at writes: 'If DAVID LANGSAM is, as he says, a part-time lecturer in journalism, I hope he teaches his students about getting their facts straight. He should know that The Australian's Media section is published on Thursdays, not Wednesdays.'

* CHRISTOPHER MITSON at writes: 'I'm not sure I agree that 'There are only two types of journalism - dull journalism and exciting journalism' (MAXWELL NEWTON, Media Flash, July 10). But even if that's the case, the turgid waffle I've just read in Media Flash hardly warrants the description 'journalism'. Sorry guys. Brown shoes don't make it.'

* WARWICK BARRACLOUGH at writes: ' ... incidentally, in my experience MAX (NEWTON) was a genius and an arsehole with tons of talent and no taste. He was also an arrogant exponent of gamesmanship. I once went to Canberra from Perth for an appointment with him about a new paper, and was holed up in a crumby motel for three days before tha great man could see me. For 30 minutes!'

Fan Mail

* DAVID PAUL JOBLING, Qstage theatre review listing Editor, writes: 'Love Media Flash - always a good read.'

* J. SINGLETON, at writes: 'Ash, it is plain to see from the reaction that there was some public interest in your disclosure of the subscriber list. If the public interest is served you have done your job as a publisher and journalist. I'd spam the suckers that sent you abusive email, but I really couldn't be bothered. If there is anybody they should be sending abusive e-mail to it's their supplier. The one who breached their trust and exposed the commercial relationship. As you say, the mere fact that a publisher has revealed this information is in the public interest. Others thinking of subscribing to the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan may now think twice about it. Never be afraid to publish the truth. Never let abuse and insults stop you from doing your job.'

* PAUL ELLERCAMP, at, writes in part: 'I'd have thought those listed as subscribers would have had an interest in knowing that the exposure had taken place, that (the publishers) had revealed them publicly by distributing its list this way. I thought it was a good read and a nice story. My particular observation was that there were so few people of substance on the subscribers list. As a matter of interest, (it) has been running a list of media people who, inter alia, have gone from media to politics, etc. They had my details wrong - very wrong. Indeed, they had never checked with me when they put my name up. I sent them an email alerting them to the error, although I haven't bothered checking back to see whether they acted upon it: it was a very sloppy site so full of bugs that it was very difficult to get back to the page. More power to you, particularly in exposing the 'professionalism' of Australian journalism.'

* ZITA BALLOK, at, writes: 'People are just so touchy these days. It makes one wonder: none of these people are on the Electoral Roll? They have never, ever received a mail or even a fax they didn't ask for? Their names are in hundreds of databases; not to mention the most ubiquitous of them all: the White Pages! What is so special about an e-mail address? I, for one, am rather worried about someone who knows my home address, not my cyberspace address. Also, that some of the people in the media can only express their arguments by swearing shows quite a low standard overall. Finally, we can all remember what SCOTT McNEALY of Sun Microsystems sais in 1998: 'Privacy? What privacy? You have no privacy. Now get over it.' And, unfortunately, that is the truth today.'

More Mail

* DOUG COLE, at, writes: 'I thought that the 'Jest A Moment' piece about MILTON TREEWHISTLE was one of the funniest things I've ever read. Media Flash makes it so much easier to come to work on Monday mornings. And as a comment on the (other) business ... we in the States have accepted for a long time , that absolutely nothing on the Internet is private. If you don't want your E-mail contacts known, and if you don't want 'Big Brother' monitoring where you point your browser, don't use the Internet! Group up all you whiners ... keep up the good work Ash!'

* JULIE COPELAND, at, writes in part: 'Dear Ash, Don't be over-concerned about your editorial judgement being criticised by the former Editor of Truth, where the major 'editorial judgement', between the brothel ads, must have been 'do we run tits, pubic hair, or both?' Editorial judgement indeed! You know what they say about people in glass houses.' ASH LONG replies: 'Thanks JULIUS, but I thought MARK DAY structured a fair essay to debate his opinion.'

Flash Points

* NICK PAPADOPOULOS, at writes: 'My name is Nick Papadopoulos, an Australian working as a writer for Time magazine in Hong Kong. A colleague mentioned your work over lunch recently, so I'm wondering if you could add me to the mailing list please. I worked for the Sydney Morning Herald for 10 years, and am still very keen to know what's happening in the Australian media scene.'

Stix And Stones

* STEVE STICKNEY, Editor at The Manly Daily, looks at britches and glitches, bitching and ditching:

* 'I've been a wanker all my life.' - Sausage Software honcho WAYNE BOS 'fesses up after copping the great Aussie insult during a spiky exchange at the Australian Institute of Company Directors business lunch, Melbourne.

* 'Bird lovers know cuttlefish from the calcium-rich backbone which they love to chew.' - Radical new way to stave off osteoporosis? - Manly Daily

* 'Well there were many good allies in those conflicts.' - British PM TONY BLAIR struggles to explain his awful gaffe while acknowledging Australia's centenary of Federation, during which he thanked American servicemen and women. - Channel 9 News

* 'The more I know about men, the more I love dogs.' - Former HUGH GRANT squeeze LIZ HURLEY shows breakin' up is hard to do. - New York Times

* 'Her castle is made of cheese.' - Unnamed Liberal MP's response to suggestions that leader KERRY CHIKAROVSKI'S position as NSW party leader is under threat from 'rats in the ranks'. - Sun-Herald.

Long Shots

* MARIO PENNISI, Editor, Quality Australia Journal, of Upper Mt Gravatt (Qld) has a disclaimer about quality on his E-mails: 'Comments are strictly my own. I believe they are accurate but disclaim responsibility if I happen to be in error.'

* LAURIE RYAN of Your Gazette fortnightly (Craigieburn, Vic.) has a similiar stance: 'No responsibility for electorial (sic) comment.'

* FRANK CROOK, BOB GORDON, LAWRIE MASTERSON, TONY FAWCETT ... aah, those were the days! All Editors of TV Week, which is now looking to appoint a Programs Editor and Senior Sub-Editor to work from North Sydney.

Credit Where It's Due

* DISCLOSURE: ASH LONG was guest of The Age Corporate Box 50 at the Melbourne v St Kilda football match at Colonial Stadium yesterday (Sunday).

Media Money

* LEND LEASE has written down the value of its $A132 million, 50 per cent shareholding of the Fox Studios by $50 million. KIM WILLIAMS, Fox Studios CEO, says the backlot was trading 'substantially below expectations'.

* BOB MUSCAT'S PMP Communications has won a further three-year contract to print KERRY PACKER'S Australian Consolidated Press stable of magazines, but at a reduced margin, according to Friday's Fin Review. The new contract includes titles such as The Australian Women's weekly, The Bulletin and Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Bottom Line

* 15 CENTS A SHARE ... down from 50 cents a share ... is the frozen price of Satellite Media stock, highlighted in a damning piece on the company and chair KERRYN PHELPS in The Weekend Australian by TERESA OOI and ANDREW McKENZIE.

* 30 YEARS after he started in The Age Advertising Department, JOHN SMITH has retired. His wage as a Grade C Clerk on August 25, 1969, was $13.50 per week.

* 270 CANTERBURY ROAD - at St Kilda West (Vic.) - is featuring in City of Port Phillip press releases issued by Media Officer CARMEL SHUTE, for Mayor JULIAN HILL. The address is a development property owned by Channel 9 and MMM-FM football identity JOHN 'SAM' NEWMAN, which has a facade of PAMELA ANDERSON.

Last Word (Looney Toons Dept.)

* ARTHUR HAWLEY, of Seaford (Vic.), at, writes: 'Dear Media Flash, I may have been singlehandedly responsible for changing (The Age's) editorial policy. I wrote several letters complaining that their severe sales slump was probably caused by the remorselessly excess in PC (political correctness) that was laid on with a trowel in every story, opinion piece and published letter. I suggested that flagellation fatigue had set in amongst their white-skinned Christian heterosexual meat-eating readers, who had put away their whips and stopped buying it. The PC has now vanished, gone without a trace, except in their Green Guide letters section, where it soldiers on. Presumably Age journos are desperately re-learning how to be objective and unbiased, it must be tough for PC zealots to go cold turkey off it after such a long debauch. Coitus interruptus and all that. I trust the Melbourne Age sales will now increase, the paper needs some humor. PC doesn't allow any humor, so it's deadly dull at the moment.'

P.S. -

* ABSENCE OF MALICE: 'Madam, the truth of your story is irrelevant ... it's the absence of malice.' Counsel's advice to a young SALLY FIELD in the 1981 film of the same name with PAUL NEWMAN on Foxtel's Arena on Friday night.

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Senior Appointments

* ANJU MILAK of Turner Broadcasting Systems is recruiting a Junior Counsel for its Asia-Pacific Department based in Hong Kong. The company's interests include CNN, CNN Interactive, TCM and The Cartoon Network. Fluency in languages other than English is an advantage.

* JOHN RUDDICK at Nettleton Parkes (Sydney) is advertising nationally for Telstra Country Wide's efforts to hire a Manager of Public Affairs and a Media Relations Manager.

* ANSTEE, Sydney-based executive searchers, have the brief to find a Channel Manager for the Arena station that is a 50-50 venture between Austar and Foxtel: The job 'will include a complete re-positioning and relaunch of the Channel'.

* JOHN NIEUWENHUIZEN, Director Communications, University of Melbourne, is appointing an International Media Officer, paying up to $49,434, plus a maximum of 17 per cent superannuation.

* MICHAEL GILL'S Australian Financial Review is hiring a Canberra-based Political Correspondent.


* FIONA GALLACHER at Buena Vista International's South Yarra (Vic.) office is taking applications until Thursday for a Sales Department Assistant.

* DAVANH INTHACHANH of John Fairfax Holdings is seeking a Personal Assistant for the Advertising Director of the Sydney Morning Herald. Davanh is also taking applications for an SMH/Sun-Herald Account Manager - Entertainment. MICHELLE MAHER, SMH Direct Ad Manager, is recruiting a Sales Cadet for the sections team.

* MICHELLE BOYLE, at News Limited Sydney, wants an Account Manager for 'new media'.

* MAUREEN O'REILLY, Human Resources at The Age, advertises for a Sales co-Ordinator.

* GLEN DAVIS, at Fairfax Printers (Greenacre, NSW), is recruiting a Human Resources Advisor.

More Jobs

* PETER VERHOEVEN, General Manager at 4BH, is looking for a breakfast host for the Brisbane 'Easy Listening' format. Applications and air checks need to be submitted by July 28.

* NICOLE HAACK, DMG Regional Radio Network News Director, is appointing a Townsville-based journo for all DMG stations in the Queensland marker. Applications to the Adelaide office please.

* STEPHEN STOKES at KO-FM and NX-FM (Newcastle, NSW) is hiring a Sales Manager and a Rep.

* GARRY BEATTIE - well known to Aus.Radio Broadcast forum users on the Internet - in his guise as Program Manager at Bundaberg Broadcasters, is advertising for a 'new Guru or Guruess' to start mid-September to carry on the work of Promotions Manager. Stations include 93.9 HITZ-FM, 4BU and CQ-FM.

Even More Jobs

* SALLY CRENNAN, HR Admin. Manager at Fairfax Business Publications, notifies of a vacancy for a Photographer at The Australian Financial Review. An AFR Account Manager position is also on the vacancy board. Sally is also advertising for a Management Accountant for the division which includes The Fin, BRW, Personal Investor and Shares.

* MICHELLE HOMA at Adecco is acting on behalf of the Australian Radio Network to find two Marketing and Promotions Directors.

* ESTHER LITTLEFORD, Network Sales Manager at News Limited Suburban Newspapers, is scouting for an Account Manager to work from the national office in Melbourne.

* LORRAINE PITT, Editor at The Wollongong Advertiser (NSW), is recruiting a journalist to report for its 100,000-circulation Wednesday weekly, sister publication to The Illawarra Mercury.

And Just Finally ...

* NO NAMES are mentioned (as one would expect) in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's website ad for 'Technical Specialists' who are offered work 'in a range of disciplines including electronics and communications systems, video/digital imaging systems, security systems - mechanical and electronic'. Work is offered 'in an environment of industrial democracy, workplace diversity, OH&S and continuous improvement'. But psst ... don't tell them we told you!

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Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets. The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals and accountants, becomes toastier for those who make errors with those spreadsheets. ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Altars Of Hypocrisy: George Floyd, Protest And Black Face

Be wary what you protest about. The modern moral constabulary are out, and they are assisted by their Silicon Valley friends in the Social Media club. Should you dare take a stand on anything, especially in a dramatic way, you will be found out ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Welcome Deaths: Coronavirus And The Open Plan Office

For anybody familiar with that gruesome manifestation of the modern work place, namely the open plan office, the advent of coronavirus might be something of a relief. The prospects for infection in such spaces is simply too great. You are at risk from ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Why Thinking Makes It So: Donald Trump’s Obamagate Fixation

The “gate” suffix has been wearing thin since the break-in scandal that gave it its birth. Since Watergate, virtually anything dubious and suggestive, and much more besides, is suffixed. Which brings us to the issue of President Donald Trump’s ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Brutal Choices: Anders Tegnell And Sweden’s Herd Immunity Goal

If the title of epidemiological czar were to be created, its first occupant would have to be Sweden’s Anders Tegnell. He has held sway in the face of sceptics and concern that his “herd immunity” approach to COVID-19 is a dangerous, and breathtakingly ... More>>