Its birth was an attempt by the industry to head off the move by the Whitlam Labor Government the previous year to create a government authority to police it.
Meantime, important issues have been neglected. Such as our water crisis and the future of the Murray-Darling.
I don't know why, but the recent take-down of Aziz Ansari in the press and on social media feels like a turning point. It seems like this is the moment that #MeToo slipped its moorings.
As a former Australian Labor Party president and advisor to conservative prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, Mundine is not known for pulling his punches.
The social media juggernaut Facebook has reportedly acknowledged engagement with its platform may potentially affect cognition or emotional wellbeing.
'The Quiet Mutiny' had revealed that the US army in Vietnam was tearing itself apart. There was open rebellion.
Trying to define what quality journalism means is a bit like unwittingly taking part in the age-old debate about what is art and what is not.
This bizarre conduct came to light after the ABC had initially removed the segment 'Misplaced Map Outrage' from its Media Watch website.
I find this particularly objectionable on what should be the standards showplace of correctness in speech and language style… the ABC.
A lay person could therefore assume ACMA's regulations are achieving their aim. But dig into the data and a different, confused picture, emerges.
Broadcaster Alan Jones is a climate sceptic who campaigns against renewables, drilling gas and digging coal. Which makes it pretty hard to live.
A not very bright young woman, propelled on a wave of the pre-Kardashian phenomenon of celebrity for its own meaning; a youthful flower, gathered by the Grim Reaper while speeding off with her lover in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris.