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Solemnity Lost

Solemnity Lost
By Harry Frost Visitors 'pay respect' at Gallipoli. Photo: Adelaide Now The importance of commemoration ceremonies to the families of the deceased, to survivors of tragedy, and to our greater  societal conscience can not...

Doughnuts for Gina and co.

Doughnuts for Gina and co.
By Dannika Bonser Australia, like America, carved an identity for itself as a land of opportunity, where fortune favours the bold and hardwork is rewarded with success. But also carved into the stone of our foundations is that old...

Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, but be careful what you say

Everyone's talking about Jill Meagher, but be careful what you say
By Hannah Francis Gorgeous, Irish, 29 – and allegedly abducted and murdered after a night out on Melbourne’s popular Sydney Rd bar strip. Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher. Police described the social media hype...

Social Media Watch

Social Media Watch
By Ildi Amon Jill Meagher’s disappearance from the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick a week ago was every woman’s worst nightmare. But it’s the involvement of social media in this case which could yet become a legal...

A Perfect (Media) Storm

A Perfect (Media) Storm
By Harry Frost Jill Meagher, Photo from the Herald Sun The tragic case of the alleged rape & murder of ABC employee Jill Meagher has been the focus of huge amounts of media attention this week. News crews swamped Sydney Road waiting...

We need to stop trials by social media

We need to stop trials by social media
By Cathy Culliver Out of the many public debates that will no doubt follow in the coming days, one of the most pertinent issues to come out of the tragic Jill Meagher case is the need for a greater public understanding of the presumption...

When (white) people go missing.

When (white) people go missing.
Try to objectively picture this scenario: you unroll your Sunday paper to find the giant capital headline ‘MISSING’, and underneath, the picture of an overweight, mid-40’s, unshaven, middle-eastern man. How do you...