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Gillard And Abbott Appear On Sunday Talk Shows

With the Parliament adjourned for the year, following a week of invective over the AWU slush fund affair, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott both made appearance on the Sunday morning political talk shows.

The Prime Minister appeared on Channel 10’s Meet The Press, whilst Tony Abbott appeared on Bolt.





Video: Sunday Political Talk Shows

Video of Meet The Press and The Bolt Report.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and independent Tony Windsor appeared on Meet The Press. Liberal Dennis Jensen appeared on The Bolt Report, Grace Collier discussed industrial relations, whilst John Della Bosca and Alexander Downer discussed the political week.


Mark Latham: The New Political Correctness

Mark Latham has given a speech in the House of Representatives decrying “the new political correctness” of the “conservative establishment”.

Speaking in the Grievance Debate, Latham, the Labor member for Werriwa, argued that conservatives only want civility on one side of the political fence. [Read more…]


Beating Up: Barrett Report On Police, Media & WEF Protests

This is the text of a report by historian Dr. Bernard Barrett on events at the World Economix Forum in Melbourne in September 2000.

It was forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, on November 15, 2000.

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A Report on Police Batons and the News Media at the World Economic Forum, Melbourne, September 2000

by Dr. Bernard Barrett, Historian

Forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, 15 November 2000

Revised 28 November 2000

From 1977 until he retired in 1993, the author was the State Historian for the Government of Victoria, responsible for promoting research and public awareness about Victoria’s cultural heritage.

Contents
  1. Making history
  2. The World Economic Forum and the media
  3. Early coverage of the protest plans
  4. Behind the scenes
  5. Counter-protesters
  6. Coverage of the events of Monday 11 September
  7. Coverage of the events of Tuesday 12 September
  8. Coverage of the events of Wednesday 13 September
  9. Later coverage
  10. Conclusions

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