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Rodney Tiffen

Rodney Tiffen
Professor Tiffen, emeritus professor in Government and Internal Relations at the University of Sydney, has written many books, most recently Rupert Murdoch: A Reassessmnent.  His teaching and research interests are in the mass media, Australian politics, comparative democratic politics, democratisation, and Australian relations with Asia.

Rodney Tiffen reviews 'The War on Democracy: Conservative opinion in the Australian Press' by Niall Lucy and Steve Mickler

March 2007, no. 289 01 March 2007
At the dinner to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Quadrant magazine in October 2006, John Howard gave one of the most revealing speeches of his prime ministership. Celebrating with the magazine the victory of democracy over communism, he went on to denounce a whole range of left-wing sins. He attacked the New Left counterculture, where it had become the ‘height of intellectual sophisticatio ... (read more)

Rodney Tiffen reviews 'Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch' by Nick Davies and 'Beyond Contempt: The inside story of the phone hacking trial' by Peter Jukes

December 2014, no. 367 01 December 2014
Bettina Jordan-Barber will soon face trial for receiving around £100,000 over nine years from the Sun newspaper for supplying information while she was an official in the Ministry of Defence. Both the prosecution and the defence during the recent UK ‘phone hacking’ trial accepted that the payments had been made, and that Rebekah Brooks, while she was editor of the Sun from 2003 to 2006, autho ... (read more)