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Andrew Bolt refused to talk with Walkley Award-winning journalist Anne Summers for her profile in the October Monthly. That's not particularly surprising: many public figures recoil from in-depth profiles. But Bolt's response to a reference to his former fiancée, posted on our blog this week, was...
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Andrew Bolt as a young journalist working for the Age, c.1980.
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A Vietnamese Refugee with his belongings in-between his teeth, climbs a cargo net to the deck of the USS White Plains in the South China Sea, 30 July 1979.  © Department of Defense / U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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Update: Since writing this, Paul Kelly has pulled out of the debate at the Wheeler Centre. The event is still going ahead.*On September 14 Paul Kelly wrote the first considered response from a journalist at the Australian to my Quarterly Essay ‘Bad News’. The carelessness revealed was genuinely...
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Why have I decided to begin a blog? In part I relish the opportunity to write more freely and with greater immediacy than is possible with print. In part, as I have just entered an area fraught with danger—a critique of the Australian, the most aggressive newspaper in the country—I feel the need to have a space...
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There’s been remarkably little critical debate on the Left about what Gillard’s carbon price will actually achieve. Environmental groups are uniformly spruiking it, perhaps sensing the package is the last conceivable near-term chance of climate action. According to our writer Guy Pearse, the conservative positions of...

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