Selling out ethical journalism: @journlaw on @theage secret recordings #springst

[clear] It is a sad day when senior political figures steal a journalist’s recording device and destroy its contents, as we have been told happened at this year’s Victorian Labor conference. But it is an even sadder day when we hear a major newspaper – The Age – justifying a senior reporter secretly recording their conversations with sources. That newspaper’s editorial thundered at the state opposition leader: “Here is a lesson in the law, Mr Andrews: it is not illegal in this state to record people without their consent if you are a party to the call.” The journalist involved – The Sunday Age’s state political editor Farrah Tomazin – went […]

#TURC: Someone should tell KATHY JACKSON ‘less is more’: @Boeufblogginon reports

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#TURC, Kathy Jackson and her day in court: @Boeufblogginon reports

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Bruce Wilson testimony and Nowicki allegations at #TURC: @Boeufblogginon reports

Thursday’s Royal Commission into Trade Union … hearing (12th June) ended as it began with legal argument over the exclusion of a number of paragraphs contained in Bruce Wilson’s sworn statement. The paragraphs concerned dealt primarily with Wilson’s allegation that he was offered $200,000 by Harry Nowicki to alter his testimony thereby implicating Julia Gillard in potentially illegal activities. In the morning’s legal banter when the controversial paragraphs were deleted the Commissioner Dyson Heydon did not give any reasons as to his decision. Wilson’s legal representative, Dr Hanscombe QC, rose after the close of the day’s evidence, to make an application requesting the Commish give reasons for their exclusion. “DR […]

GetUp! update Murdoch ad ban

By Margo Kingston 4 September 2013   Here is the Ad

Transcript of Jasper press conference for #Indivotes

By Tom Anderson 30 August 2013 Ken Jasper interview Cathy McGowan’s response and Al’s questions on robocalling See Tom’s calculations of how McGowan might win Indi. Margo: No Fibs citizen journo Tom Anderson attended yesterday’s press conference in Wangaratta where long-time National Party MP for Murray Valley Ken Jasper explained why he supported Cathy McGowan’s campaign to unseat Sophie Mirabella in Indi. It followed full page advertisements signed by 44 prominent Indi residents backing McGowan. Tom has also supplied audio of reporter’s filmed interviews after the press conference Question: Now what are we doing today, I see that you are rallying  behind one of the local candidates, what can you […]

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