unaccountable bureaucracy …

‘New’ media rules condemned: Media Rules Prohibit Dissent

Posted by jennifer, March 18th, 2013 –

MODERN history suggests that democracy aligns, and progresses, with the expansion of civil liberties, including access by ordinary citizens to government information. But the new media reform bills tabled in [Australian] federal Parliament last week appear unashamedly about the introduction of an additional layer of bureaucracy unaccountable to the public or the judiciary […]

This opinion article by John Abbot and Jennifer Marohasy was first published in the Australian Financial Review on Monday 18th March, 2013. http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/media_rules_prohibit_dissent_YY0bcVGgqdzXvNgEXC8gLO

In The Australian today: “Rushed policy, as Kevin Rudd discovered with the mining tax, is bad politics. And bad politics can be harmful to prime ministers and other animals. “

It seems, not just in Australia, but UK too. Instapundit:

IN BRITAIN, IT’S D-Day For Press Freedom, as political hacks try to muzzle newspapers. It’s not for…

IN BRITAIN, IT’S D-Day For Press Freedom, as political hacks try to muzzle newspapers. It’s not for me to tell Brits what to do, of course, but personally I think anyone who votes in favor of newspaper licensing should be dragged from his or her bed, whipped through the streets, and then hanged from a lamppost […]

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