A pollie lied and actually got pinged for it! Barry O’Farrell gives punters Easter cheer: @YaThinkN comments

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  Okay we all know that Sydney is the centre of the Universe; just ask every major paper and the TV stations. This week has been particularly bad for those that are not fortunate enough to live in the most important city in the country – yes, note use of sarcasm font there – with […]

Finally! @YaThinkN’s inner #bigot has a chance to fly free with the repeal of 18C

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By Noely Neate  @YaThinkN Alrighty, I am all for free speech; hell, even ripe speech. You should hear me when a neighbour uses his chainsaw or dreaded leaf-blower on an early Sunday morning; my speech flows very freely. As an aside, the neighbour has red hair too, just saying. However, I was raised to be […]

The New Front Page: @YaThinkN reviews @timdunlop book

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By Noely Neate 25 July 2013 Source: Yathink.com.au   As a punter, books written on media – particularly ones based on the relationship between traditional media institutions and the internet – fascinate me. I don’t want to be a journalist as I am quite happy in my small business, but I am an avid devourer of […]

Tomorrow when the war began: Australia’s ‘national emergency’

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By Noely Neate 25 July 2013 Source: Yathink.com.au It’s not the movie, the wonderful Tomorrow series written by John Marsden where Australia was invaded but we never knew or were told who invaded us.  Today’s coalition press conference was a bit like that – we are being invaded by a group of faceless people who we need […]

Let’s turn back the tide of media nastiness infecting our national psyche

Australian Newspaper Front Pages for 19 July 2013 - Just an example of the top 3, all featuring the Asylum Seeker problem, not the only ones, I suggest you visit http://www.thepaperboy.com/australia/front-pages.cfm for a snapshot around the country :(

By Noely Neate Source: Yathink.com.au 19 July 2013 What has happened to this country?  It’s the chicken and the egg scenario – are we drawn to sensationalism because it is handed to us by the media or do the media mete out the ridiculous hyperbole because the public demand it?  From the outside looking in, […]

A punter’s request to add class to political reporting

2010 to 2013 MSM Jumped the Whale Shark

By Noely Neate 28 June 2013 Apart from excitement of Origin I have been pretty quiet on Twitter this week.  The blood sport that has been our politics has been particularly unedifying and to be perfectly frank, has depressed the hell out of me.  I don’t mean the fanbois type cheering of Rudd vs Gillard […]

Politicians, media and feminists beware: Our youth are paying attention

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#FFSF What the hell is wrong with you people

Parenting Tip: Don’t encourage your daughters to aspire to the highest office in the land, may take until many more generations before the dinosaurs die out :(

        by Noely Neate June 14, 2013 Source: Yathink.com.au Enough is enough. This grubby Howard Sattler business is the last straw!   I may not be an academic like the everywhere ‘Feminist for Hire’ Eva Cox, or a so-called ‘Woman’s Authority’ like Mia Feedman. I am just a punter. A punter who is a mother, […]

What’s it all about, the Coalition no show for disability, no to MP to care for sick baby?

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By Noely Neate May 16, 2013 If you missed it, see last night’s awe inspiring rant by Mr Richard Chirgwin about the Coalition not bothering to turn up for the introduction of the DisabilityCare Bill. I had hoped that our media would report this lack of respect this morning, but no. Did you know that Mr […]

Is the world ready for PM Tony ‘what he meant to say’ Abbott?

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By Noely Neate May 8, 2013 I was not going to go here, because all manner of Feminists, accredited and self-proclaimed, have had a say.  Some I agree with, some I think are getting hung up on exactly what many of us on Twitter are always complaining about, that is, focussing on a ‘gotcha’ instead of […]