Clarke, Patricia: Australian propaganda in the 1950s

Clarke, Patricia

Bias for good or ill? Australian Government overseas propaganda in the 1950s‘, ISAA Articles

The author was a journalist in the Australian News and Information Bureau (ANIB) in the 1950s, particularly writing news and features for publication in Asia. After initial uneasiness about the role of ANIB, the Menzies Government found it useful in countering Asian antipathy to the White Australia policy and in promoting the Colombo Plan (Asian students to Australia) as a propaganda tool against the rise of Communist China.

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