Going backwards on media transparency 

By Glenn Dyer

So much for transparency. Earlier this year, NewsMediaWorks, the Australian print media's industry group revealed a new metric for the embattled industry and took a big step forward so far as transparency is concerned by revealing quarterly revenue data, broken down into figures for print, digital and newspaper-inserted magazines for 2015, the first quarter with comparatives […]

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Australia’s long and proud tradition of ignoring the Refugee Convention we created 

By Michael Bradley

Australia was one of the first nations to sign up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so why do we flout it all the time? Turns out we always have.

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No leg to stand on: legal changes test true conservatives

By Crikey

George Brandis

By George, I don't think he's got it when it comes to winding back changes to legal “standing”. CEO of the Climate Institute John Connor writes:

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Lobbying: bin the code of conduct, time to learn from the Canadians 

By Bernard Keane

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The ministerial code of conduct on lobbying is a dead letter — it's time to legislate what lobbyists can and can't do.

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Spun out: the PR war surrounding the Dreamworld tragedy

By Crikey

A piece in the Weekend Australian appears to be Newgate Communications saying goodbye to their client Ardent Leisure over the Dreamworld tragedy.

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Pull the Triggs: conservatives petition against Human Rights Commissioner

By Crikey

The website gilliantriggsmustresign.com appears to be run by conservatives with links to the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance.

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Rundle: someone should’ve told Clinton, it’s a long way down from the high road 

By Guy Rundle

Anthony Weiner

Seems it's all tricks and no treats for the Democrats with an October Surprise for the Clinton campaign. Hmmm, did someone say “President Trump”?

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