Media

07 Nov Cup runneth over

Senator James Paterson has accused the ABC of misusing taxpayer funds and behaving like lowbrow diggers with a story that would normally be the raison d’être of the Mail Online. While the Melbourne Cup is known for its glitz and glamour, online commercial news outlets had...

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04 Nov QUT ruling shows why 18c must change

MEDIA RELEASE The court decision today to clear Alex Wood, Jackson Powell and Calum Thwaites – the three Queensland University of Technology (QUT) students subject to a complaint under section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act – shows why the law must be changed. While I am...

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24 Oct Libs lash ABC as calls grow for Triggs to go

By Sarah Martin Liberal MPs are stepping up calls for Gillian Triggs to resign as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, as they hit out at the ABC for not adequately covering her admission that she gave misleading evidence to a Senate inquiry. Victorian senator James...

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12 Oct James Paterson’s welcome lateral thinking

By Terry Barnes Good on Victorian Liberal Senator James Paterson for his media campaign to sell Jackson Pollock’s drunken daub, Blue Poles, to help pay down the national debt.  Forgive the puns, but he’s succeeded in framing the debate about debt reduction in a way that...

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10 Oct Blue Poles ought to be sold

By Caleb Bond WHY should the Federal Government continue to own a foreign artwork worth hundreds of millions of dollars when that money could go so much further? It’s a question Victorian Liberal senator James Paterson posed last week and one no one has yet been able...

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07 Oct Abstract idea to cash in on Pollock

By Rob Harris NATIONAL treasure Blue Poles should be sold to pay off debt, a Liberal senator says. The abstract expressionist painting, by American artist Jackson Pollock, was controversially bought in 1973 for $1.3 million - then a world record price for a contemporary American painting. The National...

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