Federal

Jul 24, 2017

Reporting on the Greens’ section 44 stuff-up shows journalism fails the diversity test

A lack of diversity, an ethnic uniformity has narrowed the focus of reporting, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

Larissa Waters, Richard Di Natale and Scott Ludlam

Australia is a country of migrants, built on migration, but you wouldn’t know it from the media responses to the forced exclusion of two senators for dual citizenship.

The responses from journalists and commentators to the retrospective exclusion of senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters were a sort of superior knowing eye-rolling at the Greens’ failure to address what was dismissed as simply a matter of paper-work.

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