Sep 25, 2012

The trouble with deadlines: Gillard was well and speaking

Overnight Julia Gillard came down with a nasty stomach bug. But according to the nation's newspapers she was on her feet delivering a speech to the Asia Society and the Economic Club in New York.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The problem with newspaper journos receiving advance drops is that occasionally some nasty occurrence will intervene to turn the story from scoop to clanger.

Indeed, what you file pre-emptively at 6pm the night before could always be disrupted by nasty a terrorist attack. Unlikely, but possible. One classic example are Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in the northern hemisphere that usually occur during the wee hours in Oz or, more typically, a major speech or policy announcement.

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One thought on “The trouble with deadlines: Gillard was well and speaking

  1. shepherdmarilyn

    Yes well, when she went to the UN she claimed that we deserve great credit for peacekeeping in Timor Leste and Solomons – she just forgot to mention our ignoring of the 24 years of occupation of Timor Leste with 184,000 or so deaths, our training of Kopassus and now detachment 88 to slaughter the people of Timor Leste, Aceh, Ambon and now WEst Papua and for some reason for our two recent illegal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, her cheerleading when Israel blasts another country to bits, her trafficking of humans and other atrocities.

    Like stealing the resources of Timor Leste.

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