Articles and blog posts by Phil Dobbie

Why radio regulation needs to change

Today’s radio ratings – which again show marginal shifts in a tired industry – demonstrate that now, more than ever, this is need for an overhaul.

Is Hockey creating the real emergency?

In his budget Joe Hockey is cutting little from Labor’s spending, but expecting a massive hike in revenue.

Kyle isn’t the only one leaving breakfast radio

It seems Kyle and Jackie O aren’t the only ones leaving breakfast radio – the audiences are leaving too.

Read this, fatso

Amazingly, with less than a year till I am fifty, I still fall below the average which, for a 45-54 year old male, is a staggering 100.9cm (40 inches).

Is conservative talkback the only kind?

Talk radio people, it seems, have been brought up to believe that right wing shock jocks are the only means of engaging people. Tell people what to think, or say something controversial just to get a rise out of them.

Tele’s Front Page Boat Lies

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph hit a new low today, with a headline detached from any shred of evidence.

The Real Figures on Government Debt

Australia’s rising government debt is more to do with falling tax receipts than high government spending. Why would this be an issue when our GDP has been growing so quickly?

A Disaster for the Australian Psyche

The sad truth is, however you try to distort the statistics, Australia didn’t do well at the Olympics.

WA’s Oliver Twist Syndrome

It seems if you live in the mineral rich states you think the dividend should stay there; if you live elsewhere, you think it should be shared around.

Money for Nothing, That Ain’t Working

Why is the world economy is such dire straits? Because too many people, for too long, have assumed that if they have the cash, they can get more money, for nothing.

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