Out of sight, out of mind

6 Dec

The first thing the media needs to do though, is get over its ongoing obsession with Labor; which is possibly part of the reason Labor is staying as quiet as it is. Little to report so the baying hounds must turn elsewhere and that means the government. As it should be. That’s the media’s role.


Comment & Opinion

By Barry Tucker                    6 December, 2013

Amongst the blur of intelligence-gathering leaks, diplomatic scandals, Gonski manoeuvres, carbon price ultimatums and debt ceiling negotiations, the plight of asylum seekers slipped just a bit further from the Australian public’s consciousness this week.

So begins an article by Paula Matthewson, in today’s online magazine The Hoopla. It’s about the plight of asylum seekers, who the previous Labor government (after a flip-flop) and the present Liberal-National Party (LNP) government (by adopting and adapting Labor’s policy) are trying to keep out of sight, out of mind.

Matthewson is concerned with the inhumane aspects of Australian governments’ policies on the issue of asylum seekers and with the present government’s ludicrous policy of limiting news releases of arrivals to a Friday news briefing. Indonesian news media (and people smugglers) know as much if not…

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