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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.

Fingerprints: the Oz's campaign against changes to the Copyright Act

Fingerprints: the Oz's campaign against changes to the Copyright Act

Josh TaylorMar 17, 20171 Comment

The Australian is campaigning against safe harbour changes to copyright law. But why?

Mayne: has Amber Harrison triggered a war between Kerry Stokes and Rupert Murdoch?

Mayne: has Amber Harrison triggered a war between Kerry Stokes and Rupert Murdoch?

Stephen MayneMar 14, 20177 Comments

Seven West Media has been copping it for months now from both Margin Call and Rear Window over various controversies, including the Amber Harrison scandal.

EXCLUSIVE: court transcripts from cases heard by Justice Man on Bondi Tram

EXCLUSIVE: court transcripts from cases heard by Justice Man on Bondi Tram

CrikeyMar 7, 20172 Comments

Adjudications from the bench of the Man on the Bondi Tram, as researched by satirist Ben Pobjie.

All the Oz's vendettas, in one handy word cloud

All the Oz's vendettas, in one handy word cloud

Charlie LewisMar 3, 2017

Sadly, 18C was not the most commonly used word in The Australian's editorial pages. But it was close.

Just how far to the right is Jennifer Oriel intending to go?

Guy RundleFeb 27, 20172 Comments

And what exactly does she mean by "manufactured minority groups"?

Rundle: Oz's culture warriors somehow link 'ferrdom' from 18c to Abdel-Magied's Q&A appearance

Rundle: Oz's culture warriors somehow link 'ferrdom' from 18c to Abdel-Magied's Q&A appearance

Guy RundleFeb 22, 20174 Comments

It's an endlessly fascinating question as to whether Oriel, Planet and the leader writers are hypocritical or simply stupid and confused, unable to accept the real contradictions of the right's liberal-conservative fusion.

Your Monday Weekend Oz sampler (we read Inquirer so you don't have to)

Guy RundleFeb 20, 20175 Comments

You know you don't want to have to read The Australian on the weekend. So we've done it for you.

<em>The Australian</em> declares war on Yassmin Abdel-Magied, misses the point again

The Australian declares war on Yassmin Abdel-Magied, misses the point again

Irfan YusufFeb 17, 201710 Comments

For some reason, Caroline Overington, in her attacks on Yassmin Abdel-Magied in The Australian, cannot seem to understand this whole idea of soft diplomacy.

Press hear what they want to in Trump-Turnbull phone call

Press hear what they want to in Trump-Turnbull phone call

John MartinkusFeb 3, 20177 Comments

Is Donald Trump a bully? Is Malcolm Turnbull a coward? Or should we not have refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to begin with? It all depends on your point of view, writes freelance journalist John Martinkus.

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