Huge issue beginning under conservative PM John Howard 2006, allowed Federal Government to enter Aboriginal lands, suspended Racial Discrimination Act, justified because of dangers to women and children from violent, drug alcohol and porn-affected men. Murdoch media in particular angry about Indigenous ban on entry of media to Aboriginal lands without permission. Here the National Indigenous Times focuses on global international indigenous solidarity and calls on UN; the Murdoch press belittles critics though foregrounds “golden boy” of sport Ian Thorpe who “represents” the liberal mainstream, and through whom Indigenous issues get airing. In the  clip, Indigenous lawyer Professor Larissa Behrendt attacks the Intervention on alternative community video/YouTube. They each represent a different form of “journalism”, though point to the role of media power in agenda setting.

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