History, politics & current affairs
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Government “Ugly… Beautiful in its Ugliness”
Finally Australia has a government but public debate and language have been through the wringer so much they’re barely recognisable.
Yesterday, Rob Oakeshott milked his 15 minutes of fame in a long announcement that offered the contradiction that Parliament was “going to be ugly, but it’s going to be beautiful in its ugliness!”
In The Drum, Annabel Crabb called it a “drawn-out preamble…
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
Neighbourhood Watch: Reporting on the Asia-Pacific
Friday Choice Cuts
This week has been a veritable hotbed of controversy. Here’s our wrap.
Amina Arraf, a lesbian Syrian blogger, was abducted by Syrian authorities during the week, prompting howls of protest around the world - at least until it emerged that she may be the figment of someone’s imagination. If that’s the case, it would be a distasteful distraction from the life-and-death struggle many Syrians…
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