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 (April 15, 2015) – Morgan Poll puts Labor ahead. (April 14, 2015) – ‘I’m not meddling’ – Warren Entsch. (April 13, […]

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 […]

The @Indigocathy campaign clean, #murdochmafia false smear declares war to regain Indi: @camklose comment

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The constituents of Indi understand the Coalition’s tactics better than most. In the 2013 election, voting booths were postered, sometimes for 100s of metres in either direction, with negative, dramatic signs warning people not to vote Independent. It didn’t work. People grew tired of the negativity of the Mirabella campaign and voted overwhelmingly in support […]