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Australia is deplorably racist, as people of colour are reminded when they speak up | Jack Latimore

There can be no reconciliation until politicians acknowledge the harmful impacts of race baiting Theres no question that Australia is a far more racist country than its political class like to admit. No amount of spin should be capable of disorientating hard facts sufficiently to obfuscate that reality. Yet incredibly I still receive abusive mail ridiculing me for jumping at shadows, protesting it just aint so. I understand how a certain amount of privilege in life provides a buffer to the kinds of racialised discrimination, prejudice and hate speech that…

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Journalism faces a crisis worldwide we might be entering a new dark age | Margaret Simons

Almost anyone can use the worldwide web to be a media outlet, so how will we differentiate between truth, myth and lies? Australias two largest legacy media organisations recently announced big cuts to their journalistic staff. Many editorial positions, perhaps up to 120,

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ABC says Natasha Exelby won’t be fired over TV blooper, but is off air

Freelance journalist read the riot act by news management after series of missteps and offered more training, but will remain in casual production role A casual journalist at the ABC, Natasha Exelby, has been taken off air after she missed her cue on live TV and video of her dramatic reaction went viral. The ABC director of news, Gaven Morris, has denied Exelby is being punished and said reports she had been fired or banned were untrue. Live television is a demanding art and slip-ups will happen our presenters are…

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