The Bulletin folds

Andrew Norton mourns the passing of the Bulletin:

The Bulletin hasn’t had a niche for a long time now. While it still occasionally broke stories, on a week-by-week basis it wasn’t providing much you could not find more promptly and at lower cost in the newspapers. I haven’t bought it on a regular basis for at least 15 years.

But I am still sorry to see it go. Handed-down copies from my grandfather’s subscription in the late 1970s and early 1980s were an important part of my political education. And it provided some of my earliest mainstream media coverage. In 1995, they ran a cover story under the title ‘Young, bright and right’,with a photo of me, John Brogden, Marise Payne and a bust of Sir Robert Menzies. The NSW Young Liberals used this cover in their promotional materials, and for years afterwards I’d meet Young Liberals in Sydney who knew of me via that cover.

Some people say that the internet killed it. Others say that it died because it became irrelevant. But nobody’s really all that surprised.

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Nicholas Gruen
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Nicholas Gruen(@nicholas-gruen)
13 years ago

I’m pleased to see Don Arthur Graphics

Don Arthur
Don Arthur
13 years ago

Don’t get too excited. I recycled this one from a 2005 post.

Andrew Norton
Andrew Norton
13 years ago

I must update my publicity photographs. I think that is a couple of pairs of glasses ago at least.

Vee
Vee
13 years ago

Totally Off Topic but I thought Mr. Gruen might be interested in this: Aussie becomes youngest Grandmaster