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The impact of the Australian media's reporting of Indonesia on business relationships - A Western Australian perspective

Mangan, S. (2016) The impact of the Australian media's reporting of Indonesia on business relationships - A Western Australian perspective. Masters by Research thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

In 2011, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s current affairs program Four Corners televised an exposé of the treatment of Australian cattle in Indonesian abattoirs. The program prompted the immediate suspension of the Australian live cattle trade to Indonesia. It was another incident in the history of Indonesian-Australian relations involving the Australian media and government action since Indonesia’s independence in 1945. This paper looks at the history of Australian media reporting and how it affects business with Indonesia. It examines the extent to which reporting in the Australian press impacts the perceptions of business people pursuing commercial relationships in Indonesia, focusing on Western Australia. It analyses interviews with prominent Western Australian business executives with a vested interest in Indonesia and identifies key issues hindering closer economic ties between the two countries. Issues identified include negative reporting in the Australian media, the effect of nation branding and the perpetuation
of stereotypes in news judgement in Australian newsrooms.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Research)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Supervisor: Smyth, Chris and Lee, Terence
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36167
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