The face behind the hashtag: @LindaDrummond and #SPCsunday success






@Anniepalooza @taupe_cat Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr… whatever it takes. Spread the word and make #SPCsunday a thing. — Linda Drummond (@LindaDrummond) February 6, 2014 By Linda Drummond @LindaDrummond 10th February 2014 I never thought that a conversation on Twitter would spread so far. Like many people in Australia, I watched the news unfold about SPC Ardmona […]






North east Arnhem Land – you’ve been amazing @ElliotG78 reports






By Elliot [email protected] 24th December 2013 Like all good things that must come to an end, today marks the final day of my six-week stint in north east Arnhem Land, an experience that has been one that I will never forget. Professionally, it has been rewarding, diverse and challenging. From assisting members of the local Yolngu community […]






Byron Shire quick off the NO GAS mark: Sarah Buchanan reports






By Sarah Buchanan Byron Shire’s white fella past has seen some biggish mistakes over its 130-year history – and last week Byron Shire Council took a vote for country, at last. Firstly in 1770 Captain Cook changed the Arakwal’s perfectly adequate name of Cavvanbah (meeting place) to Byron Bay, which Cook named after the ‘circumnavigator […]






Security storm surrounds convicted Egyptian asylum seeker






by Kevin Rennie Source: Global Voices Online June 11, 2013 Accusations of ‘jihadist terrorism’ against an Egyptian asylum seeker have fuelled political brawling in the lead up to Australia’s election on 14 September 2013. Sayed Abdellatif was kept in low security detention for nearly a year despite an Interpol red alert for convictions during the Mubarak […]






A letter on our future from activist elder @GrattonWilson






Margo: Recently someone with a wise face followed me and interacted in an interesting way. I asked him to write for me and this is his response. I’ve made it part 3 of our series on new political activists, although he has been active his whole life. This piece is a new manifestation, and I’m crossing fingers Mr Wilson will […]






‘Casual’ racism and dominant discourse: A review of the AFL media debate






By Sarah Capper June 07, 2013 In 1999, former St Kilda ruckman Peter “Spida” Everitt was cited for racial vilification against Melbourne player Scott Chisholm. Everitt reportedly called Chisholm a “black c**t” during Round 2 of the AFL season that year. Everitt copped a $20,000 fine, self-imposed a four week match ban, and undertook a […]






Tony welcomes back Pauline with return of her boat people policy






By Margo Kingston August 21, 2003 Source: Webdiary So, the self-proclaimed mother of the nation is in jail, and the man who took her policies and finessed her beliefs is Prime Minister of Australia. The rights and wrongs of Pauline Hanson’s conviction and sentence aside, her imprisonment is a graphic symbolic representation of the state […]






Your current federal Press Gallery list






  Another member if the Press Gallery reckons a secret list is not on, so here is, drumroll, the latest version. We recently published the September 2012 list.  Anyone like to explore what the changes in 6 months say about how the PG is changing? Also refer to No Fibs stories on Your guide to the Press Gallery […]






Twitter’s storm-water drain an adaptive moment for the MSM






By Catharine Lumby May 28, 2013 When a big news story breaks it is like a downpour. Twitter is like a storm water drain, lots of rubbish gets swept along with the deluge but there is always something worth distilling. There are plenty of iconic examples, from reports on the Arab Spring uprisings to the […]