Scare tactics and @TonyAbbottMHR’s war on #qanda over @ZakyMallah’s truth bomb: @jansant comments

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When the politicisation of “national security” morphs into a vicious attack on the independence of our Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), it’s another sign Australia is racing down the road towards a fascist state. This confected outrage about #qanda reveals the depth of the totalitarian impulse in this government. It frightens me. — Jane Caro (@JaneCaro) […]

Get your house in order – The media trial of Billy Gordon: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

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Live blog of events surrounding the Gordon case. Table of contents Introduction. Get your house in order. Domestic violence is not a political tool – Ross Bowler. Cairns Now and Gavin King. The updates section (August 5, 2015) – Referred for legal opinion. (June 18, 2015) – A twist in the tale. (May 21, 2015) – Billy […]

A citizen journalist on finding her voice…@JanB_QLD reflects PART 2 ABC 612

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In a sense, the ABC Community Correspondent experience started for me as a result of the No Fibs election project. Over the course of the Griffith by-election campaign in early 2014, I became a shameless self-promoter, and when attending launches and other campaign events I would send out live tweets. After participating in and live […]

The Newman Abbott factor – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

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ReachTel – TPP Labor 51pc. The Newman Abbott factor. Cash for probity. Cash for gravel – update. Final 730 Qld airs. Springborg looking forward to coronial inquest into teenagers’ deaths. North Stradbroke Island miner Sibelco to close Yarraman quarry. Electricity sell-off, the Victorian experience. Tweet of the week – Journos being flown to remote places. […]

Public and Politicians gather in #Canberra to rally against #OurABC cuts: @jeevens reports

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“No if’s. No buts. No ABC cuts,” chanted the crowd gathered outside Parliament House yesterday in response to the recently announced ABC and SBS funding cuts. It was the final rally in a series supporting the Our stories Our future Our ABC campaign, a joint initiative involving the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), the […]

Melbourne #OurABC rally in pictures by @takvera and @Jansant

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Anger in #Melbourne at @TurnbullMalcolm’s #OurABC cuts: @Jansant reports

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Federation Square Sunday, 2000 to 4000 people turn up to protest against the Abbott Government #OurABC cuts. People of all ages and backgrounds stood in the Melbourne sunshine to send a clear message to the Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm): No ifs, no buts, no ABC cuts. Pre-rally, the crowd was entertained by […]

Perth supporters stand up against #OurABC funding cuts: Rick Hoyle – Mills @RickHM reports

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Why The Australian is un-Australian: all ego and little heart: @journlaw comments

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First they came for journalism educator Julie Posetti, for simply tweeting some critical comments made publicly by a former staffer of The Australian. [That time I did write a commentary in Crikey about why editors shouldn’t sue for defamation.] Then they came for Matthew Ricketson, Greg Jericho, Margaret Simons, Wendy Bacon, Martin Hirst and Jenna Price […]