Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our management got an email at one in the morning on the day it came out, to clear it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Sleep and lounging around in bed in the morning are not part of work: they are an escape from it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I’ll sleep with the top half of my body fully clothed to save us time in the morning.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)Members of the public discovered one bird dead in a village pond. The Sun (2016)We swooped like some bird of prey over the advancing army. Baxter, Stephen Anti Ice (1993)The incident is not the first time a bird has been used with criminal intent.
PRINT and online news will come under direct federal government oversight for the first time under proposals issued yesterday to create a statutory regulator with the power to prosecute media companies in the courts.This historic change to media law would break with tradition by using government funds to replace an industry council that acts on complaints, in a move fiercely opposed by companies as a threat to the freedom of the press.The proposals, issued yesterday by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, also seek to widen the scope of federal oversight to cover print, online, radio and TV within a single regulator for the first time.Greens leader Bob Brown urged the government to establish its new media watchdog so it could enforce standards across print, online, radio and television platforms by the end of the year.While Fairfax Media said it would comment on the report the coming days the company submission to the Finkelstein inquiry objected to compulsory membership of a media regulator in a statutory scheme.News Limited chief executive Kim Williams welcomed the report as a substantial work but spoke strongly against the concept of a government regulator.spectre of a government funded overseer of a free press in an open and forward looking democracy like ours cannot be justified, Mr Williams said.print and online media are to continue to be able to robustly question, challenge and keep governments in check, they must remain self regulated entirely independent of government. I wrote out of deep concern over what her Federal Labor Government was planning on doing to censor Australia mass media, including the Internet.That the federal government should even be considering this legislation shows how out of touch it is with the democratic principles on which Australia was founded.We live in a robust democracy which, up to this point, has freedom of speech. This move by the federal government to censor Australia mass media cuts to the heart of our democracy.This move by your government installs censorship of horrific proportions.