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The ABC deletes a misleading tweet, the scattered approach of the Tasmanian Liberals, and Alexander Downer goes after ‘elites’.
“Alive to citizen” watch We’re large fans of the “concerned citizen” trope, where a information organisation polls an everyday citizen ideal for it to reach out that this individual is far from a dispassionate and calm Australian. And Four Corners skirted awfully stop currently when selling its interview with Tony Seabrook on the Indigenous Swear to Parliament, with its caption selling the episode ideal discovering space to record him as a “farmer”.
In addition to “farmer” doesn’t reasonably cloak it.
Seabrook is president of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia, and has been regularly quoted in West Australian and national media since the late Nineties. He’s addressed No campaign events in Perth organised by “conservative GetUp” Advance. Gina Rinehart has singled him out for praise as part of her campaign against “authorities pink tape and taxes”. He was currently the loudest divulge in the profitable campaign to scrap the WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act — launched to make particular another calamity adore the destruction of Juukan Gorge is perhaps averted. He called it the “greatest attack on private property rights since Federation”.
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Charlie Lewis pens Crikey’s Guidelines and Murmurs column and also writes on industrial relations, politics and tradition. He previously worked across authorities and unions and was a researcher on RN’s Daily Planet. He at the 2d co-hosts Trip Cycle on Triple R radio.