Chris Uhlmann fails to declare Phil de Fegely as auctioneer – @Qldaah #Mediawatch #auspol

An auctioneer interviewed on an ABC negative gearing news story was presented as an housing investor.

Stop the guns: Tony Abbott saved Australia. Again. – @Qldaah #auspol

The debate over the Adler 110 shotgun reaches new levels of absurdity in Canberra. You probably missed it but somewhere back in 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott threw himself into the breach once more to save the country. This time it wasn’t in the path of raggedly dressed refugees on boats. This time it was real. This time he’d stared down shotguns. We never knew the sacrifice he’d made until this week when he retrospectively coined a new three letter slogan, ‘stop the guns’. More specifically, he’d initiated a customs ban on the importation of the new Adler 110 lever action shotgun that could carry 7 cartridges in its magazine over the current legally available model […]

Where the rubber hits the road – @Qldaah #qldpol

The fallout from Campbell Newman’s anti-hooning laws.

Don Dale abuses: Nigel Scullion went to dinner – @Qldaah #ntpol #auspol

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion’s office was given advanced warning of the airing of the ABC Four Corners program, Australia’s Shame. However, the minister kept his dinner date.

Labor probes @TurnbullMalcolm in #QT over “bullied” @ABCAustralia #NBN coverage: @Jansant comments

Last Thursday during Question Time, Jason Clare (@JasonClareMP), Shadow Minister for Communications, asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm), about his role in influencing editorial decisions the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) made in relation to its National Broadband Network (NBN) coverage. On January 21, 2016 New Matilda published explosive details of a secretly recorded private conversation between Nick Ross (@NickRossTech), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) former Games and Technology Editor, and Bruce Belsham, the Head of ABC’s Current Affairs division. They later published the full transcript. Hansard Question 1 Hansard Question 2 Brendan O’Connor (@BOConnorMP), Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations was ejected from Parliament under 94 (a) for interjecting […]

Aunty through @TurnbullMalcolm’s independent looking glass of #auspol’s realpolitik: @Jansant comments

Last week, New Matilda published explosive details of a secretly recorded private conversation between Nick Ross, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) former Games and Technology Editor, and Bruce Belsham, the Head of ABC’s Current Affairs division. They later published the full transcript. The recording made by Ross (@NickRossTech), reveals political pressure being exerted over editorial decisions regarding his coverage of the National Broadband Network (NBN), specifically his pieces critical of the Coalition alternative. The recorded meeting took place On May 28, 2013 and reveals Belsham (@BBelsham) was fearful of pressure from Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm), the then Shadow Communications Minister and current Prime Minister, and/or someone from his office, as well […]

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

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

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Four minutes to midnight – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Dredge spoil – From villains to heroes. Four minutes to midnight – The anti-objection laws. Tony Fitzgerald QC lambasts The Courier-Mail labeling it ‘The Craven’. Trend unemployment rises for fifth consecutive month. Cairns Grandmother raided over G20 tickets. . Dredge spoil – From villains to heroes After letters, online petitions, emails, news reports, general condemnation, science and a federal senate parliamentary finding the Newman Government has finally agreed to oppose dumping of dredge spoil from the Abbot Point expansion into the sea over The Great Barrier Reef. Amazing, considering just two years ago Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney declared mining would not hurt the Great Barrier Reef. Amazing, considering Queensland Minister […]

Innumerate or deceptive: @adropex dissects @TheIPA ‘report’ into ABC coal coverage #leardblockade

Innumerate Ignorance or Calculated Deception It is unfortunate that the IPA, and in particular James Paterson, did not take note of the ‘scholarship’ referred to in their recent report of the ABC’s coverage of ‘Australia’s energy choices’ and apply it to their own publication. It would undoubtedly have saved them the embarrassment of making public a deeply flawed piece of political rhetoric loosely dressed up as a quasi research effort that would never pass the most basic academic peer review. A mere glance at the report’s title is sufficient to sound warning bells that the proffered document may not tick all the ethical research boxes. Whilst ‘Public Broadcaster or Green […]