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#SandwichGate Saga Continues

#SandwichGate Saga Continues
by Mathew Knight Prime Minister Gillard explaining the trajectory of the offending sandwich. Yet another sandwich missile has been fired at our beleaguered Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who was visiting a high school in Canberra to...

Is Abbott fit for PM?

Is Abbott fit for PM?
Abbott by Bidgee (via Wikimedia Commons) By Matilda Marozzi Australian swingers are facing a dilemma this September. After a tumultuous term full of spills and thrills with Labor they are looking for an alternative government. But...

Hey there, Julia

Hey there, Julia
By Sarah Maunder It’s been a big week in politics, so big in fact, that even I couldn’t hide from what was going on. I guess a journalism student should be more interested in politics, especially during budget week, but I find...

Angelina Jolie: The Breast Thing She Could Have Done

Angelina Jolie: The Breast Thing She Could Have Done
By Brittany Stewart ‘Breasts’ is the word of the week it seems. A few days ago it was the “pert and perky” breasts of female TV reporters, kindly brought to our attention by senior journalist Geoffrey Barker...

Political reporters trump twitter

Political reporters trump twitter
Disgraced former Speaker, Peter Slipper (Tramway_John, Flickr) By Rachel Baxendale As someone who soon hopes to find a job as a paid journalist, I was gratified earlier this week when the Canberra Press Gallery managed to do what it’s...

Gillard gets global cred, but local press is not impressed

Gillard gets global cred, but local press is not impressed
By Hannah Francis The world was watching this week as our Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered an epic attack on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. The 15-minute video, in which she calls him a misogynist and a hypocrite, went viral...

Media and Social Responsibility

Media and Social Responsibility
Image of ABC News Footage By Branka Milovic The meaning of media and journalism as the fourth estate has evolved with the times but has it grown into an ugly monster? When it comes to being socially responsible about what is published,...

There’s a difference between being sexist and being a douche.

There's a difference between being sexist and being a douche.
I think the media may have confused sexism with’douchism’ this week. What is douchism? It’s when one acts like a complete an utter douchebag. Which is what a lot of our public figures have been doing over the past...

Alan Jones: an Overreaction?

Alan Jones: an Overreaction?
I don’t care what Alan Jones said about Julia Gillard’s late father, I don’t care that his apology was half-hearted, and I don’t care that he is still on the air despite the mass exit of his show’s sponsors. Alan...

Let’s celebrate Julia’s speech, not bring it down

Let's celebrate Julia's speech, not bring it down
By Cathy Culliver Like many, many people around Australia, I was pretty chuffed with Julia Gillard’s speech against Tony Abbott and his misogyny. And I definitely wasn’t alone in wanting to punch the air and shout “hell...