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The poor people need regulating

The anti-alcohol lobby does it again

The Age has reported today that “poorer” areas of Victoria have more liquor stores per capita than “richer” areas, prompting calls for tighter alcohol controls in poorer areas. That’s interesting; I thought the anti-alcohol wowser movement only hijacked mainstream media on weekends via the Sunday Age. They must be expanding. Read More…

Bad journalism shame file #2

In a recent piece for The Age, a management expert writes about the difficulties faced by foreigners working in Australia. One of the main themes is how to “fit in” with the locals (for want of a more neutral expression). This piece was written for “My Small Business”, a low-key special interest section of the newspaper. It’s fairly innocent stuff. Read More…

Bad journalism shame file #1

In what might be the worst piece of Australian journalism of 2011, columnist Paul Sheehan argues that the New Zealand All Blacks should be banned from doing the haka. Read More…