Jock Given is a senior research fellow at Swinburne University’s Institute for Social Research. His books Turning off the Television: broadcasting’s uncertain future and America’s Pie: trade and culture after 9/11 were published in 2003 by UNSW Press.
He was previously Director of the Communications Law Centre, Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission and Director Legislation and Industry Economics at the Department of Transport and Communications. In 2003-04, he received the C.H. Currey Fellowship at the State Library of NSW for a project about early wireless entrepreneur Ernest Fisk.
Knowledge nation, states and the pork barrel
DebateONE OF THE biggest changes federation made to Australia in 1901 was the joining of six separate post and telegraph administrations into a vast, single national enterprise: "Brothers in One Service", as one observer called the new Postmaster General's...