Don’t walk past, @abcmarkscott and @dailytelegraph

  Update: Barrie Cassidy on Jon Faine just said News Management are reviewing Piers Akerman position as we speak. #abc774 — No Fibs Geek (@geeksrulz) June 20, 2013     @abcmarkscott + K Williams ( News Ltd CEO), 'THE STANDARD YOU WALK PAST IS THE STANDARD YOU ACCEPT' Follow Fairfax example. @jointdestroyer — margo kingston (@margokingston1) June 16, 2013 Apology from ABC yet? Statement? Reporting? Apology from News Ltd yet? Statement? Reporting? Go #Fairfax. Set benchmark, reported stories — margo kingston (@margokingston1) June 16, 2013 Attempted to contact both, no response. RT @margokingston1: Apology from ABC yet? Statement? Reporting? Apology from News Ltd yet? — Karen Middleton (@KarenMMiddleton) June 16, 2013 […]

Mal Brough style politics is back

A record breaking news and information about #menugate collated from Twitter

#FFSF What the hell is wrong with you people

        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, a daughter, a wife, a niece and a sister, and I am seriously pissed off. To be perfectly frank, I am not sure I even really like Prime Minister Julia Gillard (note my use of her title, Australian media).  I was totally feral with the changes to single parents – again media, it is ‘parents’ not just […]

The Mal Brough 48 Hour Special: At first the menu is real, then it’s not

Look, yesterday the matter was very confusing. I had been presented with a fait accompli that there had been a menu which I said at the time I have not seen was in no position to clarify whether something was there that I hadn’t witnessed. The last thing I wanted to do was make categoric statements which were found to be to be incorrect and as the day unfolded what became very clear was that a former staff member who my understanding has not been on the premises for several months prior to the 28th of March made an allegation to the Labor Party and to others that this document […]

‘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 racial awareness program. He apologised to the Aboriginal community, to Chisholm and spent time with Chisholm’s family. There was copious media comment on the AFL and racism, and player attitudes. The outrage, as demonstrated on talkback and in newspaper editorials, centred on the racist implications of Everitt’s phrase. The public narrative, by and large, didn’t […]

Trying for Pyne and Entsch accountability on @MRowlandMP baby leave

By Margo Kingston May 21, 2013 @margokingston1 I'm still waiting for the public reprimand of Pyne & Entsch for their lies to Australian public & inappropriate behaviour? — Hi I'm Noely of Qld (@YaThinkN) May 20, 2013 I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about the Coalition’s May 16 response to the revelation of its decision to refuse Labor MP Michelle Rowland a pair to be with her ill baby. Christopher Pyne, the likely new head of government business in the House of Representatives,  and Warren Entsch, the likely chief whip in an Abbott Government, made several false statements to the public about the matter which they have not withdrawn. Neither […]

MSM outrage-shaming: What’s it all about?

By Alison Parkes May 8, 2013 This piece is written in response to these three articles which have appeared within the past couple of weeks 1)  Hooked on outrage in the Twitter wars  by Jacqueline Maley, 20 April Fairfax 2)  The left takes a turn for the ugly as power slips through Labor’s grasp by Chris Johnson, 28 April Fairfax 3)  Feminist backs Abbott on ‘calibre’ comment  by  Heath Aston and Jonathan Swan, 7 May Fairfax What these three articles share in common is a criticism of how people, particularly those on the Left, use Twitter to express outrage at comments made by Tony Abbott, Alan Jones, and the politician Dennis Jensen. […]

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

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 the actual merits of a policy. I would love to be like some who try to be ‘above it all’, like the so-called ‘Legendary feminist Eva Cox’ (Mia Freedman’s words), though unfortunately, Ms Cox’s defence of Mr Abbott with “what Tony Abbott was trying to say in a somewhat clumsy way…” does not hold a hell […]

Using Thatcher’s death to rewrite history, past and present

By Sarah Capper, Sheilas Editor Source: Sheilas 18 April 2013 When Germaine Greer penned a piece on the late “crocodile hunter” Steve Irwin for the Guardian shortly after his death from a stingray puncture, it was followed by howls of protest from all parts of the globe. Greer ended her ‘barbed’ take on the much-loved ‘Aussie legend’ with: “The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin, but probably not before a whole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small has learned to shout in the ears of animals with hearing 10 times more acute than theirs, determined to become millionaire animal-loving zoo-owners in their turn.” As a […]

The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard labels Mr Abbott a misogynist.

The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard made the most important speech of 2012. The speech has now been seen and praised all over the world by men and women alike. It was included in the Google Zeitgeist video and received 2,193,819 views just on this ABC video alone. No other video the ABC has ever done, comes even close to this one. Here is a storify feature which covers the whole impact of the speech. [View the story “Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard – Speech of 2012” on Storify] Speech Thank you very much Deputy Speaker and I rise to oppose the motion moved by the Leader of the […]