How Australia beat the gun lobby and passed gun control

How Australia beat the gun lobby and passed gun control

Lynched in effigy, but no real harm done.” The words belong to Tim Fischer, Australia’s deputy prime minister in the mid-1990s — the moment when Australia radically changed its gun laws. He used the phrase yesterday when, in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, I asked him about the political pain involved in taking on the gun lobby read more

Richard Glover: I swear it's scientifically proven...

Richard Glover: I swear it's scientifically proven...

According to reports from the UK this week, radio is in rude good health. Despite years of dire predictions, there are rising audiences for almost every breakfast program, both BBC and commercial. In Australia, too, radio listening is resilient: on average, we now spend two hours, 10 minutes, listening to live radio, up on a year ago. read more