Recent radio, television, press and on-line discussions with Australia Defence Association participation

Working with the media is integral to the Australia Defence Association's independent public-interest watchdog role, especially our public education and our long-term focused public-interest advocacy responsibilities. These records include transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring longer or more significant ADA input on a topic of particular public interest at the time.

Transcripts or podcasts from radio or television news programs are generally not featured. They are rarely available and the short "news-grab" format involved anyway means ADA commentary has necessarily been limited, usually subject to significant truncation and, because of selective or out-of-context quotation or other heavy editing, does not accurately or fairly reflect the ADA's policy position.

Some commentary from major daily current affairs programs is also included below, even if relatively brief, where the importance of the subject warrants it.

Detail on podcasting software can be found at: http://www.podcastingnews.com/topics/Podcast_Software.html

If you wish to enquire about matters raised in these programs, or provide feedback to the ADA on its commentary generally, you can do so on our enquiries or feedback pages respectively.


 

Can the Navy be moved out of Sydney Harbour

27 August 2013, "Breaking Politics" (Fairfax Media TV): The implications of a potential move of the Navy's Fleet Base East from Garden Island in Sydney Harbour are discussed by ADA executive director, Neil James.

Therese Rein visiting Afghanistan

29 July 2013, 2GB: Potential implications of a spouse accompanying a PM to a war zone are discussed by ADA executive director, Neil James.

New Coalition plan to tackle people smuggling

25 July 2013, ABC News24 "Capital Hill": Potential problems with aspects of the Coalition's proposed plan to tackle asylum people smuggling are discussed by ADA executive director, Neil James. The ADA's formal comment about these concerns can be found at http://ada.asn.au/commentary/formal-comment/2013/oppositions-plan-to-combat-people-smuggling.html

Panel discussion on modern asylum-seeking

01 July 2013, ABC "Big Ideas": The "wicked problem" of modern asylum seeking was discussed by a panel at the Noosa Long Weekend Festival on 16 June 2013. Especially how Australia's much different geo-strategic situation to most countries causes particular practical, legal and moral dilemmas with implementation of our resonsibilities under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Use of psychotropic drugs to treat PTSD

24 April 2013, ABC "Lateline": The potential dangers in using certain psychotropic drugs during the treatment of serving and former defence force personnel suffering PTSD are discussed by ADA executive director, Neil James.

Interviews: 2012

This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from radio and television interviews and discussion programs featuring substantial input from the Australia Defence Association during 2012.

Interviews: 2011

This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring input from the Australia Defence Association during 2011.

Interviews: 2010

This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring input from the Australia Defence Association during 2010.

Interviews: 2009

This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring input from the Australia Defence Association during 2009.

Interviews: 2008

This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring input from the Australia Defence Association during 2008.

Interviews: 2007

This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring input from the Australia Defence Association during 2007.

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