The symbiotic love between freedom warriors like Rita Panahi and an all powerful police state are perfectly clear.
A much anticipated lawsuit has been brought against Fairfax by former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith after allegations of bullying and violence were printed in Fairfax papers.
An internal review at the ABC has found that the national broadcaster focuses more on federal news and less on "hip pocket" stories, prompting recommendations to up the amount of human interest pieces.
The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.
The Australian Taxpayers Alliance is also getting in on the awards season action.