So, we get a new Human Rights commissioner whose main concern appears to be making sure that Andrew Bolt can tell lies about indigenous people without facing any consequences, and we continue to be told absolutely zero about what Australia will lose in the TPP so-called ‘negotiations’.
If it looks like us pesky citizens might demand a say in what will happen to our country, the Abbott Government’s response is to simply stop the flow of information.
We have Scott Morrison’s refusal to give real time information on boat arrivals; we have Abbott’s doublespeak on ‘talking to the media’ which is, in reality, pre-recorded YouTube clips without a journalist in sight to question him; we have the extreme right within the Liberal Party wanting the ABC’s online news service to be dismantled; and now we have a far-reaching agreement that will fundamentally undermine our sovereignty, push up the cost of life-saving medications, curb freedom of speech and further curtail our ability to control large multinational corporations on our own soil.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
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