I missed out on a memorial post for Malcolm Fraser over the weekend, so here is a Media Circus to focus on his achievements. Like many who were young in 1975, I despised him for many years after The Dismissal, only to eventually admire his dedication to helping refugees and immigrants become valued Australian citizens. I’m not sure it was a matter of forgiving The Dismissal, more of an acknowledgement that his voice speaking out on current concerns was considered, conscientious and important.
Murphy notes that it is only 3 (parliamentary) working days until the delivery of the May Budget, and I’ll remind you all that this coming Saturday #NSWVotes.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
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!).