Downfall of former ABC radio journalist

A subscriber writes:

Some
residents at a caravan park in Melbourne are being harassed by a former
ABC radio journalist from the 1980s, who also lives in a rented caravan
at the park. Continual drunken outbursts, irrational behaviour and
nails put in car tyres have led to one long term resident to take out a
successful restraining order against the former journo.

The Oz’s flimsy tertiary qualifications

Could The Australian’s advertising be leading to a dumbing down of Australian university students? A flyer for The Australian’s subscription drive at university campuses reads:

The Australian can be an invaluable study tool with it’s (sic) informative view of our nation and the world”.

Economic illiteracy in The Australian

Charles Richardson writes:

Economic illiteracy seems to be spreading. In The Australian this morning, someone who calls himself an economics correspondent begins a story with “Although the GST is a state tax …” – Costello’s $1.9bn from GST

Says
who? For a start, if it were a state tax it would have been challenged
in the High Court on day 1, since it would be unconstitutional under s.
90.

Journos with websites
The Damned wh*res and God’s police author has her own site: http://www.annesummers.com.au/

George Negus (and Kirsty Cockburn) have a site for their publications and media activities: http://www.negusmedia.com.au/home.html

John Curtin’s development as a journalist and his special relationship with the media as PM is explored here: http://john.curtin.edu.au/journalist/

Jim Ball, “Sydney’s No.1 Overnight Broadcaster”: http://jimball.com.au/

Seven’s Sunrise sports fella, Mark Beretta has one: http://www.markberetta.com

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