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The circus is in town: the world’s media descends on Christchurch

The world's media has descended on Christchurch this week, and already things are starting to get tense and overwhelming.


The party of open borders now says it will close the door? Unlikely.

For nearly two decades the Coalition has been committed to an open-door policy for workers and foreign students in service to a neoliberal agenda. Now this, too, has backfired on them.

The coverage of Christchurch will lead to more shootings

"If he knew in advance that no one would have published or discussed his manifesto, would that have changed things?"

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

A personal look at how the residents of Liberal heartland territory Kooyong, dissatisfied with Josh Frydenberg, are getting political and taking action.

Telstra streaming subscribers leave Foxtel jealous

Foxtel will be hard pressed to make up the numbers after former partner Telstra's streaming services have overtaken it in total subscribers

Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Covering dental visits with Medicare would be a logical decision benefiting the general health of all Australians. But as we know, just because spending is logical doesn't make it a priority.

How New Zealand law deals with hate crime

Like Australia, New Zealand does not have distinct hate crime laws. After last week's terrorist attack, is this enough?

Upturning the Monopoly board: Australian consumers need company merger reform

Monopolies are increasingly forcing Australian consumers to settle for little choice, low quality and high prices. Tighter controls on mergers could flip the story.

Should there be an inquiry in to the Australian Grand Prix?

Crikey readers discuss the questions surrounding the Australian Grand Prix and the continued fallout of Christchurch.

Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage

Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage

Good morning, early birds. Online giants Facebook and YouTube have defended their platforms' responses to live-streamed footage of Friday's Christchurch shootings, and the Coalition unveils pre-election transport and jobs plans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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ABC overtakes Today in the morning

ABC News Breakfast finally fought ahead to become the second most watched breakfast show.

Telstra streaming subscribers leave Foxtel jealous

Foxtel will be hard pressed to make up the numbers after former partner Telstra's streaming services have overtaken it in total subscribers

The call is coming from inside the house

A white supremacist killer has again shown us the violent hatred that lurks inside us. Don’t turn away without acknowledging it.

In Denial

From climate change denialists to anti-vaxxers, Australia has its fair share of those who reject scientific consensus (and common wisdom).


The unreality of Pell’s sentencing

Inside the courtroom for the final day of Pell's historic trial.


The cardinal and the king

The new Michael Jackson reckoning ought to serve as a lesson against blind faith — and wilful blindness.


Publication prohibited: a history of the biggest suppression orders in Victoria

From underworld killings to high-level corruption scandals, here are some of the biggest stories which have been gagged by Victoria's suppression order regime.

Conservatives’ defence of Pell alienates them from their base

The right commentariat, to their own detriment, have decided to go down swinging with Pell.

The road to anarchy: conservatives’ retrial of Pell is dangerous beyond reasonable doubt 

The refusal to accept Pell’s conviction is not merely a reactionary whinge; it is dangerous.

They really said that?

The image attracted a number of comments, some of which were inappropriate and offensive. As a consequence we have removed the image and the comments.

7AFL

The official Twitter page for Seven’s AFL solves online misogyny forever by deleting a photo of Carlton star Tayla Harris.


 Suck it and see

Suck it and see

Welcome to For Your Information. This week, Helen cleans out the bulldust about vacuum cleaners.

 How to deal with Nazis

How to deal with Nazis

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week — well, it's all bloody awful, isn't it? Still, we can look to women who know what to do with Nazis. Plus, why America keeps losing its war games, welcoming our new chickpea overlords, and how amazing was Dick Dale?

What is the ABC for?

Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


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The Coalition is addicted to race-baiting. Don’t expect it to stop.

The Coalition is desperate to pretend it hasn't been engaged in race-baiting and Islamophobia for two decades — but it is now deeply embedded in the way its MPs communicate.

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

A personal look at how the residents of Liberal heartland territory Kooyong, dissatisfied with Josh Frydenberg, are getting political and taking action.

A snapshot of News Corp’s loudest climate change denialists

How did it become the norm to ridicule scientists and media outlets that report on climate change?


Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


The ‘far left’ and ‘far right’ moral equivalence game no longer works

The far-right is desperately trying to create a symmetrical world in which the far-left is seen as equally dangerous. They are failing.


The climate change strike: from a student who was there

A first-hand account of the day students worldwide took the day off school to protest for climate change action and a better future


The Coalition is addicted to race-baiting. Don’t expect it to stop.

The Coalition is desperate to pretend it hasn't been engaged in race-baiting and Islamophobia for two decades — but it is now deeply embedded in the way its MPs communicate.

Guns and racism dog NSW Labor as it seeks to negotiate its way to power

Labor's cynical support for the Shooters Party has come back to haunt it in the closing stages of the NSW election campaign.

The time-honoured Australian tradition of egging politicians

This isn't the first time a politician has been egged, and it won't be the last.

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


Travel Guides and Married at First Sight deliver Nine a comfortable win

Ten and ABC offered weak line ups and were left behind accordingly.


Is outrage still a viable media business model?

Outrage media is big money in Australia and abroad. But, as the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks shows, it can do more harm than good for its allies in the political mainstream.


Social media and traditional outlets face tighter regulation over terror coverage

As social media giants are under pressure over the hosting of Christchurch attack footage, legacy media outlets are finding they're not free from scrutiny.

The media needs to prioritise writing by those with skin in the game

As dangerous fringe groups move into the mainstream, a conversation needs to be had about media responsibility and how best to report on the far-right.

How the media turned far-right racist talking points mainstream

The media has a lot to answer for in its mainstreaming of racist and anti-Muslim commentary, and it's not just the far-right outlets that are to blame.

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