It’s a bit early for a new media circus thread, but it’s also the time of year for the release of unpleasant news that the newsmakers hope will be buried by the holidays.
Here’s an example:
Brutal funding cuts no Christmas cheer for social services bodies
Rick Morton, The Australian
December 22, 2014
THE peak bodies for the disability, homelessness and community sectors were told which ones would lose funding just days before Christmas in an announcement from the Department of Social Services late this afternoon.
The budget-saving measure aims to haul back tens of millions of dollars by streamlining the number of representative bodies in the two sectors.
In the disability arena most condition-specific bodies like Blind Citizens Australia — which lost $190,000 — and two deaf groups, the Disability Advocacy Network Australia and Brain Injury Australia all had their funding revoked.
Do you spy anything else crawling out from the hidden corners of this week’s news coverage?
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis or pointed twitterstorms etc in new media. Discuss any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).