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

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

‘Not a criminal in the classic sense': @DrRimmer on the sentencing of Jono Moylan #leardblockade #standwithjono

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  ON July 25, 2014, Justice David Davies sentenced Jonathan Moylan at the Supreme Court of New South Wales for a breach of section 1041E (1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The ruling is a careful and deliberate decision, showing equipoise. Justice Davies has a reputation for being a thoughtful and philosophical adjudicator. The […]

Why Australians should care about World Press Freedom Day: @journlaw

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Readers of NoFibs reap the rewards of citizen journalists expressing their news and views with a high level of free expression by world standards. So why should Australians care about media freedom on World Press Freedom Day 2014? Quite simply, because it is a ‘fragile freedom’ – continually under threat and only noticed by most people once […]

Soldiers’ lot a sorry Sir-vice, says ex-Digger Jim Duffield

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James Brown, in his excellent book Anzac’s long shadow: the cost of our national obsession, makes the observation that “commemorating soldiers is not like connecting with them”, which is a point mostly appreciated by soldiers and service personnel. Nonetheless, it is more than moot, given that our national broadcaster has no defence and national security […]

Sssshhhh, don’t tell the media, but politics is changing from the ground-up, by @ariadne_syd

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Ariadne Vromen, @ariadne_syd Source: The Conversation University of Sydney 21st March 2014 Political participation in Australia will soon be about hope – and the transformation of citizenship engagement in this country. Here is why. Traditionally, Australian political participation was centred on, and supported by, the electoral system, political parties and major political organisations. Most media commentators tend […]

@Jansant interviews respected refugee advocate Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM @Kon__K from the @ASRC1

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By Wayne Jansson  @jansant February 8, 2014 Ever since John Howard’s Tampa affair back in 2001, refugees arriving by boat have been at the centre of political debate in Australia. A campaign to demonise and dehumanise refugees has been in full swing ever since. Its been so successful the Abbott government has even seen the value […]

Abbott’s attack on ABC proves politicians are free press chameleons – @journlaw reports

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By Mark Pearson  @journlaw 5th February 2014 Politicians are free expression chameleons. Regardless of their political colours, they are inevitably staunch advocates of a free media and the free flow of information while in opposition. When they win government they tend to shut down criticism and negative press by implementing policies and passing laws to limit scrutiny. […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 7

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Storify by The Geek Wed, Jan 22 2014 04:45:37 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 7 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email margo kingston@margokingston1 .@PetefromHayNSW Great news report by Courier of Narrabri Council meeting – feel I know what happened […]