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Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied's tsunami in a teacup

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied's tsunami in a teacup

Irfan YusufApr 26, 201729 Comments

This concocted mass debate, like those before it and those to come, shows that we, as a nation, have no bloody idea about our values.

He is written: The Australian resurrects dreary Christian crusade for Easter

He is written: The Australian resurrects dreary Christian crusade for Easter

David SalterApr 18, 20177 Comments

Yes, it's tough to write an Easter editorial. But must the culture war really drag on through every damn holiday?

Now it's News' turn to swing redundancy axe

Now it's News' turn to swing redundancy axe

Emily Watkins and Glenn DyerApr 12, 20174 Comments

After gloating that rival Fairfax's poor business practices were leading to massive newsroom redundancies, News Corp has now admitted its own finances are shaky, and is going to send dozens of journalists packing, write Emily Watkins and Glenn Dyer.

Maurice Newman proposes selling the ABC, because freedom

Maurice Newman proposes selling the ABC, because freedom

David SalterApr 10, 201714 Comments

A doozy of a column in The Australian today says to hell with public broadcasting.

TV gets into the true crime genre, but how much is overkill?

TV gets into the true crime genre, but how much is overkill?

Emily WatkinsApr 6, 2017

True crime provides content that is relatively economical to produce compared to drama or even reality TV, and delivers reasonably reliable ratings.

The Australian adds Amber Harrison to its enemies and suppressive persons list, but cui bono?

The Australian adds Amber Harrison to its enemies and suppressive persons list, but cui bono?

Stephen MayneApr 5, 20176 Comments

Why would three people in London all co-operate with an Australian journalist and a separately commissioned photographer to launch a detailed hit on a then-24-year-old temp worker?

Puffed-up Press Council's attack on Media Watch tiresome and ludicrous

Puffed-up Press Council's attack on Media Watch tiresome and ludicrous

David SalterApr 4, 20178 Comments

Publishers, editors and journalists see the APC as no more than a deliberately powerless industry appendage. Something that escapes the council's notice.

The <em>Oz</em> overeggs it on China extradition treaty

The Oz overeggs it on China extradition treaty

Bernard KeaneMar 29, 20175 Comments

In going over the top in its attack on the Prime Minister over the China extradition treaty, The Australian has also demonstrated Tony Abbott's lack of character.

Rundle: how the right turned Bill Leak into a victim

Rundle: how the right turned Bill Leak into a victim

Guy RundleMar 24, 201717 Comments

In death, Bill Leak, the man in full, has been disappeared. He is now being remembered as nothing other than a victim.

Bill Leak more important than Malcolm Fraser, at least according to The Australian

Bill Leak more important than Malcolm Fraser, at least according to The Australian

Emily Watkins and Isabelle AmyMar 17, 20173 Comments

The Australian newspaper has written more than 33,000 words of tribute to cartoonist Bill Leak, which is far more words than were written about the 22nd prime minister of Australia when he died two years ago. Crikey media reporter Emily Watkins and intern Isabelle Amy report.

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