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Questions the way he likes it

Questions the way he likes it
Courtesy of The Australian by Matthew Raggatt We are all used to the friendly queries posed by government MPs during question time, which leads a Minister to spend several glorious minutes talking about what they are doing so well. “I’m...

It’s in the way you kiss. No seriously.

It's in the way you kiss. No seriously.
Image courtesy of The Daily Telegraph. By Simone Mazengarb Perhaps they didn’t teach Julia Gillard how to kiss in media relations 101? Julia Gillard’s body language was all wrong. It was a momentous occasion. The Carbon...

Nothing says ‘Clean Energy’ like a peck on the cheek

Nothing says 'Clean Energy' like a peck on the cheek
Image courtesy of The Herald Sun By Jessie Schanzle While the carbon tax battle went on for months, and may not be other yet, perhaps some of Australia’s more illustrious news outlets were so bored of the details of the bill...

The Slap that smarts

The Slap that smarts
By Nick Fogarty You’ve probably heard of the ABC’s new drama series The Slap.  Based on the novel by Melbourne writer Christos Tsiolkas, it’s central focus is, as the title suggests, a slap. More specifically, a...

Abstract Occupation?

Occupy Wall Street reaches its third week By Adrian Black. The leaderless ‘Occupy’ movement has been gaining traction in Australia, however the lack of a clear goal or spokespeople is manifesting in coverage that falls...

Is no one interested in why?

Is no one interested in why?
By Tom Hall Evidently, there are a lot of seriously unhappy staff at QANTAS, from the baggage handlers to the pilots to ground staff. But listening to and reading about the workers dispute in media coverage over the last week, you’d...

Reporting on the reporters

Reporting on the reporters
Some lead news stories this year… ‘Footscray and Frankston are doomed to remain Victoria’s heroin hot spots because of new government funding for clean-needle services’ ‘Victorian taxpayers have footed the bill for more...

Kill Bill: Malaysia or Carbon?

Kill Bill: Malaysia or Carbon?
By Sarah Ludington Courtesy of The Herald Sun Political coverage this past week has focused on two key issues: the carbon tax and Malaysia solution votes. Well the results are in, and while the controversial carbon tax bill has passed,...

Sex Slavery and Live Cattle

Sex Slavery and Live Cattle
Courtesy of Mal Fairclough Last Monday night, Four Corners aired a story on sex slavery. It was horrifying. It was confronting. It was thought provoking. But what now? News Outlets have focused on the terrible stories, the bad treatment...

Herald Sun gives “Kiss of subtlety”

Herald Sun gives "Kiss of subtlety"
By Jacob Howard It’s no secret the folk at the Herald Sun have long engaged themselves in an often heavy handed bid to undermine Labor’s proposed carbon tax legislation, but even the most cynical eyebrows would have raised...