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Old Aug 12th 2008, 6:02 am
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Over the last few weeks i have noticed that all the stabbing, murders, shootings and everything bad seem to be all on display in the U.K, but i have failed to see stabbings and such like making news here in OZ, prime example the other day there was the biggest drug hoist in the world uncovered in OZ, it lasted all of about 1 hour on the internet then we are back on to the olympics, Saw a lassie got stabbed to death in Logan, lasted about another hour, kid got beaten up and stabbed in Capalaba, i didn't even read it a friend told me about it because she got questioned by the police....Is is just not important over here or is it all just covered up to make the place not seem so bad!!!

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Old Aug 12th 2008, 6:20 am
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Over the last few weeks i have noticed that all the stabbing, murders, shootings and everything bad seem to be all on display in the U.K, but i have failed to see stabbings and such like making news here in OZ, prime example the other day there was the biggest drug hoist in the world uncovered in OZ, it lasted all of about 1 hour on the internet then we are back on to the olympics, Saw a lassie got stabbed to death in Logan, lasted about another hour, kid got beaten up and stabbed in Capalaba, i didn't even read it a friend told me about it because she got questioned by the police....Is is just not important over here or is it all just covered up to make the place not seem so bad!!!

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OZ is a democracy the media is independant from the governemnt so theres no way the government can tell the media not to report crime to make oz look good, crime sells newspapers more then anything else so l don't believe the media in oz delibertly does'nt report it or downplays it.
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Over the last few weeks i have noticed that all the stabbing, murders, shootings and everything bad seem to be all on display in the U.K, but i have failed to see stabbings and such like making news here in OZ, prime example the other day there was the biggest drug hoist in the world uncovered in OZ, it lasted all of about 1 hour on the internet then we are back on to the olympics, Saw a lassie got stabbed to death in Logan, lasted about another hour, kid got beaten up and stabbed in Capalaba, i didn't even read it a friend told me about it because she got questioned by the police....Is is just not important over here or is it all just covered up to make the place not seem so bad!!!

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I agree the reporting is different, I don't think there's a cover up but you really have to search to find out about things like that happening if it's not in your state - whereas I do think in the UK some of this stuff would be national news.

In response to a comment about emigrating to get away from knife crime in the UK, I found 5 seperate stories about regarding stabbings in SE Qld from the past week...and that didnt include the ones you just mentioned! Just yesterday I saw three stories from Melbourne:

1. Train passenger stabbed in the stomach by group of teenagers
2. Schoolboy attacked with machette by 16 year old &
3. Woman shot in face at railway station!

I didn't see any of these stories on the news up here - the latter I would've thought might have made a mention! I think there is an extent that if it didn't happen in [insert state] then it didn't happen at all.
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Over the last few weeks i have noticed that all the stabbing, murders, shootings and everything bad seem to be all on display in the U.K, but i have failed to see stabbings and such like making news here in OZ, prime example the other day there was the biggest drug hoist in the world uncovered in OZ, it lasted all of about 1 hour on the internet then we are back on to the olympics, Saw a lassie got stabbed to death in Logan, lasted about another hour, kid got beaten up and stabbed in Capalaba, i didn't even read it a friend told me about it because she got questioned by the police....Is is just not important over here or is it all just covered up to make the place not seem so bad!!!

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I'm ashamed to say it , but I've quite literally given up keeping abreast of the news here; other than the ABC, tv news is woeful, and I haven't read a 'proper' newspaper since I got here.

So if the media doesn't reflect what's happening, how does it fill up the airtime/pages?
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Every morning I read The Australian and SMH online, and there are plenty of stories about stabbings, etc., - certainly in Sydney's Wild Wild West.

I also read the BBC and am often struck by the similarities; knife crime is obviously in vogue. Or the reporting/sensationalising of it, at least.

I think bcworld is spot on though re. state v national news.
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The Bulletin here on the Gold Coast likes to give the impression that everything here on the coast is perfect. There have been numerous stabbings in surfers since the start of the year and they have chosen to ignore most of them.
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I'm ashamed to say it , but I've quite literally given up keeping abreast of the news here; other than the ABC, tv news is woeful, and I haven't read a 'proper' newspaper since I got here.

So if the media doesn't reflect what's happening, how does it fill up the airtime/pages?
Same here, i haven't read a paper for over 2 years since living here. So i haven't a clue what's going on in the world.
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nu-Shooz I see in your avatar it says your on your way home. Did you sell your house?
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Same here, i haven't read a paper for over 2 years since living here. So i haven't a clue what's going on in the world.
So you have truly have become Australian!!
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Don't get me started about the 'tiser, the bloody useless Adelaide daily 'news' paper.
At the weekend I treat myself to a lie in and the Australian for some 'real' news.

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Old Aug 12th 2008, 6:56 am
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The two worst newspapers I've come across in oz are the Gold Coast Bulletin and The West Australian.
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I'm guessing not many of you have lived somewhere the govt controlled all the media, where you had to read outside news to find out what was really going on.
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The two worst newspapers I've come across in oz are the Gold Coast Bulletin and The West Australian.
Can they really be as bad as the 'tiser? check this out http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/
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OZ is a democracy .
Ha-ha that statement makes me laugh.

No actual bill of rights or provision of free speech here (yes people, Australia does not actually have free speech).

Too much control of Media (there is actually a law about the number of stations we have and how much shown has to be Australian content).

No equal rights for all citizens – eg: gay people pay the exact same tax as straight people but are not entitled to the same things or benefits or entitlements for things like super.

It’s law that you MUST vote, even if you don’t like either person running, Voting is a right and like most democratic countries you should have the right to not vote!

Too much control with things like supermarkets – Woolworths and Coles control the majority, this is why we have such high prices.

Too many pathetic anti-competition laws, this is why flights are so high, food so high, TV so bad.

The list could go on and on, but Australia is nothing close to what a true democratic country should be.

Oh and as for the news, yes here it is total crap – local news for local people, I think they are just ignorant to the outside world (Australia to Aussies is the centre of everything remember, the best country in the world!). We are lucky to have the internet so we can find out what’s happening outside of this island, and as for the Olympics, going by Australian media you’d think only one country was participating!

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At the weekend I treat myself to a lie in and the Australian for some 'real' news.
The Age is definitely worth a read too if you can get it - that's probably where I read those stories above, tend to drift over to The Age when I can't find a single thing worth reading on news.com.au or when that friggin Olympics section on the front page stops the whole thing from loading! :curse:
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