Listen to Unpacking An Omnishambles with Dr Rachael Burgin44:1118 April 2024

In light of the verdict on Bruce Lehrmann's defamation case against Channel 10, the Spin Cycle team are joined by Dr Rachael Burgin, senior lecturer at Swinburne University and CEO of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy. 

Together they discuss how the trial was conducted differently to other similar cases, and how high profile sexual assault cases in the media can impact survivors. They also explore how the media has treated survivors, including Brittany Higgins, and what changes could be made to better respect them.

The team also discusses Hugh Grant's case against The Sun and the recent shuffling at Channel 7.

About this program

We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.