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The ABC of craven capitulation

www.theshot.net.au The Shot | By Jo Dyer June 3, 2024 It’s ironic that the Sydney Writers’ Festival event at which Laura Tingle made what has become a bizarrely infamous comment about the pervasive racism of Australian society was a live [...]

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Laura Tingle’s statement

ABC Posted 29 May, 2024 Statement by Laura Tingle, 7.30 Chief Political Correspondent For much of the past two weeks, the political debate has focused not on the federal Budget but on the Leader of the Opposition's budget reply in [...]

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Laura Tingle’s ‘counselling’, – ABC risks giving the bullies a victory

The Guardian | Margaret Simons | Saturday June 1, 2024 In publicising Laura Tingle’s ‘counselling’, the ABC risks giving the bullies a victory. No matter what the national broadcaster does, News Corp and the Australian will keep gnawing at it [...]

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