In posing the question yesterday about why Tony Abbott’s expenses claims attracted so little scrutiny during the last term of Parliament, I might have added that the way they are being reported now is interesting, to say the least. Headlines like “PM Slips Up on Claims”.
This is just by way of a strong recommendation that you read Tim Dunlop’s latest piece at King’s Tribune, about Mr Abbott and the Press Gallery:
I just wish they had more pride in their profession, were less willing to let Mr Abbott lead them by the nose. I wish they had more respect for the citizenry whom they purport to serve, and that they would actually cast a genuinely critical eye over what the government is doing rather than faffing around trying to explain to us why black is now white.
You can read the whole thing here.
For those in Brisbane, Tim will be speaking on a panel about the future of media and journalism at Avid Reader tonight at 6pm. Sorry about the short notice (I’ve been busy), but I believe tickets are still available.