David Jones

David Jones

David Jones is a Walkley Award winning journalist who is currently executive producer of the afternoon Drive program at radio station 2GB in Sydney. He started in journalism in 1964 at the Sydney Sun newspaper as a 14-year-old weekend copy boy.
Over more than 40 years, he has worked in newspapers, television and radio including periods as a news correspondent in New York and London. For much of the past 20 years, David worked as a political press secretary and in high level corporate public affairs.

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Happy birthday Frank McGovern

Happy birthday Frank McGovern

01 Oct 09 Let’s never forget men like Frank McGovern and Gavin Campbell. We’re losing them so quickly now, these veterans of World…... Read more

America’s mastery of free speech, even for maniacs

America’s mastery of free speech, even for maniacs

15 Sep 09 You’ve got to hand it to those Americans. For them, there is much more to democracy than theory. It’s there…... Read more

Kyle should use his free time to visit Auschwitz

Kyle should use his free time to visit Auschwitz

09 Sep 09 Just a few years ago I ended up in Warsaw on a business trip to Poland where my former boss…... Read more

Brave woman who revealed James Hardies “fines”  sham

Brave woman who revealed James Hardies “fines”  sham

24 Aug 09 James Hardie’s bosses should forget it if they imagine their company’s descent into a self-inflicted public relations purgatory will end…... Read more

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The Punch is moving house

Good morning Punchers. After four years of excellent fun and great conversation, this is the final post…

Will Pope Francis have the vision to tackle this?

Will Pope Francis have the vision to tackle this?

I have had some close calls, one that involved what looked to me like an AK47 pointed my way, followed…

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…

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choice ringside rantings

From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

From: A guide to summer festivals especially if you wouldn’t go

Kel says:

If you want a festival for older people or for families alike, get amongst the respectable punters at Bluesfest. A truly amazing festival experience to be had of ALL AGES. And all the young "festivalgoers" usually write themselves off on the first night, only to never hear from them again the rest of… [read more]

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Superman needs saving

Superman needs saving

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis. Eighteen months ago,… Read more

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