Ben Eltham

Ben Eltham

is National Affairs Correspondent for New Matilda.


About Ben Eltham

Ben Eltham is National Affairs Correspondent for New Matilda and a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and a research fellow at Deakin University’s Centre for Memory, Imagination and Ideas. He has recently completed a PhD in public policy at the University of Western Sydney’s Institute for Culture and Society.


Articles about Ben Eltham

Articles by Ben Eltham

Balancing the Books

'The renewal of the interest in direct subsidy to working artists and writers comes in part through the recognition that current government policies about culture almost completely ignore the labour markets of cultural industries. The reason to support artists and writers is simple and immediate: because culture is a good thing, and supporting people to make it will produce more of the good.' '

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A glimmer in the darkness: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything builds on Klein’s anti-capitalist critique. In her sly way, Klein is honest enough about the disguised Marxism of her project. Rather than proceed with a straightforward assault on neoliberalism – perhaps she assumes we have read The Shock Doctrine first – Klein instead takes us into the Heartland of the Deniers, visiting right wing climate denial conferences, where the tinfoil hat wearers are only too happy to tell her why they fear climate science so much.

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High drama, low farce: Breaking News & Murdoch’s World

After an extraordinary series of events almost unparalleled in the modern history of the media, the Select Committee called before it one of the most powerful men in the world. There, in scenes of high drama and low farce, Rupert Murdoch, the emblematic media mogul of the late twentieth century, was asked by British lawmakers to account for the crimes of his minions.