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16 Sep 2009

LET ME START with a pre-emptive admission: the media, I hereby confess, are deeply superficial.

By media, I mean mass circulation print, radio and TV outlets and online news sites. Committed journalists have come to realise that the public discerns the media in which...

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20 Mar 2018

The removal of Aboriginal children from their homes – and where to place them – is complex and fraught process, and not fodder for politics or morning television. Jacynta Krakouer and Sarah Wise explain.

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16 Nov 2017

The controversial proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine commands diverse media headlines, but the untold story is about Indigenous rights and, in particular, the resistance of Wangan and Jagalingou people to the expropriation of their lands.

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7 Dec 2016

There are some policy issues that are complex and difficult to resolve. Some problems aren’t easily understood, and even if policy makers and leaders understand them, there are no easy answers. Politicians will always have a difficult job balancing the needs of different groups in...

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24 Nov 2016

I am in shock finding that I am writing this, but the world is spinning very fast at the moment.

A few weeks ago, I argued that Murdoch’s approach to reporting news had created Trump. That still rings true, but what Murdoch unleashed has...

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20 Oct 2016

Daniel Andrews is taking us for a ride. Not one of those nice rides to the country with plenty of sunshine and a picnic at the end. But one where he locks the doors, doesn’t tell you where you’re going and drives into the night...

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