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Sep 25, 2021 36 tweets 13 min read
Chip Le Grand's love letter to Melbourne rioters.

A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️on this insulting article from @Melbchief!
#auspol #ThisIsNotJournalism #MurdochRiots
theage.com.au/national/victo… It didn't even take @theage 24 hours to go back on this smokescreen.

@Gay_Alcorn extends a false hand in friendship whilst @Melbchief stabs Victoria in the back!
Sep 3, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
@Peter_Fitz He sniped at Victoria whenever he could. He has given extra vaccines to NSW. His Government refused to give us support during lockdown and despite eventually caving, he increased the support when NSW went into lockdown. 1/2 @Peter_Fitz He lied about the ADF, which resulted in a partisan media campaign and last year's 2nd wave was a result of his refusal to set up purpose-built quarantine. His Government had no plan for aged care which led to 600+ deaths. 2/3
Sep 2, 2021 22 tweets 9 min read
A cowardly and disgusting opinion piece from @TheAge that reminds us again how the media has made COVID so much more difficult to handle.

A THREAD ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #ThisIsNotJournalism #CovidVic

theage.com.au/national/victo… The Age never praised the outcome. It's disingenuous and plain rude to write this paragraph now and admit that the lockdown last year paid off when The Age was critical of Daniel Andrews the entire time and made last year all that more difficult for all of us.
Aug 31, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This is false @SenSHenderson.

The Coate Report does not make this finding.

If you're actually interested in educating yourself on this particular aspect of the Coate Report Senator Henderson, you can read section 9.5 Causation at law.
#auspol #CoateReport The Coate Report was primarily focused on Hotel Quarantine and didn't particularly go into matters of Aged Care.

The term 'Aged Care' is only mentioned 9 times in the report.
Jul 17, 2021 19 tweets 9 min read
A breakdown of @JoshFrydenberg's opinion piece in the Herald Sun today. It's full of hypocrisy.

A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #KooyongVoices #VoteJoshOut

joshfrydenberg.com.au/latest-news/ha… Naturally, this is the fault of @ScottMorrisonMP and his failure on vaccines and purpose-built quarantine.
Jun 6, 2021 15 tweets 8 min read
This article from @jamesmassola is absolute nonsense.

Apparently, Morrison is cool because he plays Pool with his Junior ministers and Albo isn't cool... because... well... Murdoch and Costello said he isn't.

A thread. ⬇️⬇️
#auspol #ThisisNotJournalism
theage.com.au/politics/feder… Almost the entire first half of this article (about @AlboMP) is actually about Scott Morrison and how great he is.

The bar for greatness is low though - all you have to do is play Pool, have the media on your side and refuse to act on rape allegations, vaccines and quarantine.
Jun 6, 2021 19 tweets 12 min read
In this article, @rachelbaxendale uses photos obtained via unauthorised access to a fenced-off area so she can write a negative story on Hotel Quarantine.

I've spoken with a source from HQ to get the truth!

A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #ThisisNotJournalism
theaustralian.com.au/nation/coronav… We're also looking at @rachelbaxendale's follow up article after questioning @JamesMerlinoMP about her initial article at the presser.
#auspol #COVID19Vic #ThisisNotJournalism

May 9, 2021 26 tweets 10 min read


Zach Hope and @Gay_Alcorn you must amend this article and apologise! @ABCmediawatch

A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #ThisisNotJournalism
theage.com.au/national/victo… The article looks at the strictness of lockdown measures across all countries via the Oxford COVID19 Government response tracker. Lockdown is measured via 9 ordinal scales with flags on those scales also. This is then calculated into a score out of 100.
May 8, 2021 16 tweets 8 min read
Pathetic journalism from @michaelfowler08 and @sumeyyailanbey. An article criticising Victoria for having standby quarantine workers - ridiculous. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #ThisisNotJournalism
theage.com.au/politics/victo… A loaded headline and opening paragraph that makes this all seem like some sort of scandal, when in fact it isn't. The article goes on to explain why these staff are still getting paid despite not working and the reasons make perfect sense.
Apr 27, 2021 21 tweets 10 min read
.@StevePriceMedia has used this article from September 2020 to back up his lies on @theprojecttv last night.

A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️ break-down on the article and Steve's lies.
#auspol #springst #thisisnotjournalism #TheProjectTV

theage.com.au/politics/victo… Steve's Tweeted today:

"As I said on The Project last night ADF support was offered to the Andrews Govt for quarantine from the start"

This is an entirely different argument from what he presented last night.

Support and Security are different and the Coate Report agrees.
Apr 26, 2021 13 tweets 7 min read
I received this disgusting and transphobic flyer from the @ACLobby in my letterbox today. The scare tactics are only half-truths at best. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #LGBTQ 'Parents like you' only applies if you are a parent that is transphobic or homophobic and you try to suppress your child's sexual and/or gender identity.

For most parents, this doesn't apply. A good parent loves their child no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Apr 25, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Go and thumbs down and report this Sky News video for having a misleading headline.

Despite only interviewing 3 people, the title of the video claims that "most BLM protesters support street violence". This is clearly a lie.
#auspol #MurdochGutterMedia

To report, open the video, click the three dots above the describe button, click 'Report', select 'Spam or misleading', select 'Misleading text' and click 'Next' and then click 'Report.'

Don't forget to thumbs down the video also.
Apr 3, 2021 16 tweets 9 min read
A thread on @vanOnselenP's article today that is insensitive and entirely absent of self-awareness.
#auspol #EnoughIsEnough #ThisisNotJournalism #MurdochRoyalCommission

theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/legal… Solutions have been put forward. @TamePunk has called for a national definition on consent, many have asked for consent training in schools and the Respect@Work report has sat with Porter for a year. Look at the thread below, there are many solutions.
Mar 20, 2021 101 tweets 30 min read
A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️ on the 55 recommendations of the Respect@Work report that @ScottMorrisonMP and his Government have ignored. #auspol #March4Justice #EnoughisEnough
humanrights.gov.au/our-work/sex-d… The full report is titled Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. Attorney-General @cporterwa received this report on the 29/01/20, over a year ago now. Yet he has done nothing with it.
Feb 24, 2021 23 tweets 11 min read
A ridiculous article from @CMscreens. The MSM defence of Leigh Sales is becoming a bit concerning. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #abc730 #thisisnotjournalism #LeightheLiar
smh.com.au/culture/tv-and… It's not complex at all. We want a host and program that is balanced. We want a program that holds the current Government to account, rather than the opposition. We want a program that presents corruption as a continued pattern with this Government rather than isolated events.
Feb 21, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
An unusual situation article here from Nick Tabakoff. Terrible journalism, defending terrible journalism. A short thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol #LeightheLiar #thisisnotjournalism

theaustralian.com.au/business/media… Journalists hate Twitter because they can't control the right of reply and they can't silence criticism. Twitter users are entitled to 'pile-on' whoever they want, whether it be justified (as it was in this case) or not. Image
Feb 7, 2021 16 tweets 6 min read
Australians will be among the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, if it proves successful, through an agreement between the Australian Government and UK-based drug company AstraZeneca. - Morrison Media Release 19/8/20. A thread on Vaccine Announcements! ⬇️⬇️#auspol “The Oxford vaccine is one of the most advanced and promising in world, and under this deal we have secured early access for every Australian,” - @ScottMorrisonMP

Despite promises we would be 'among the first' and 'early access', not one Australian have received a vaccine!
Feb 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
1⃣ Both NSW and VIC used private security
2⃣ The ADF were never offered for security
3⃣ The majority of deaths were in private aged care
4⃣ The Aged Care RC and Senate Committee blames those deaths on the Federal Government ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #DimTim #FACTS 5⃣ Businesses in other states are still on Jobkeeper
6⃣ The whole country had job loses
7⃣ The Coate Inquiry could not confirm that the ADF were offered for security
8⃣ The Coate Inquiry said that Private Security may still have been required even if the ADF were offered and used
Feb 5, 2021 68 tweets 21 min read
Insulting, stupid, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic questions asked during the debate on the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 last night. Naturally with the member named and shamed. A thread! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol #springst #LGBTQ "If, for example, somebody goes to them and
says, ‘I feel that I need a gender transition’, and the person says, ‘I don’t think that’s a very good idea’,
does that make them liable to be charged?" - Bernie Finn
Jan 24, 2021 36 tweets 14 min read
A thread on this opinion piece from @PeterLewisEMC, who is the Director of @CntrResponsTech which claims to be non-partisan and research driven. Unfortunately, this article and their ACCC submission suggests otherwise. #auspol #MurdochRoyalCommission #NMBC
theguardian.com/commentisfree/… The counter argument here is so obvious. The real threat to democracy in Australia is Mainstream Media. Specifically Rupert Murdoch / News Corp. One could argue that NOT having biased journalism easily accessible via Google would actually help democracy. #MurdochRoyalCommission
Jan 23, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
A short thread on young Australians, their engagement in democracy and the hypocritical comments from Alan Tudge regarding students in politics. This thread is not an attack of @RurbsOz's article as I believe it is informative and well written. ⬇️#auspol

theaustralian.com.au/nation/student… Naturally, I can't disagree with the results but I would point out a few things:
1) In my view the average adult doesn't know the basics of our democracy either. We know how to vote but many don't understand how the two chambers work, or what a double dissolution is.