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    Default Senate passes same-sex laws- NOT News!

    Today I received this email from GetUp (join if your not already a member) :

    Last night the Senate passed historic legislation removing outdated discrimination against same s-x* couples in scores of laws ranging from tax, superannuation and Medicare to social security, health, aged care and employment.
    But where is any mention of this in the news?

    A quick search on google news pulled up a few stories that were hidden on some websites, but I though this would have been on the front web page of any major news service.

    This is the abc.net.au coverage -

    The Senate has passed changes to around 100 Commonwealth laws to remove discrimination against same-sex couples.

    The changes cover areas like superannuation, health, employment entitlements and aged care but do not provide for gay marriage.

    The bill will go back to the House of Representatives, before being sent to the Governor General for final approval.
    How about some more information journalists!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosboi View Post
    How about some more information journalists!
    Here you go

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    Mate, television and radio are slow news

    The internet (fast news) is your unbiased friend

    Setup your custom Google news homepage and go forth and learn the truth my friend

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    Hello, that isn't news, this is news according to perhaps the leading online outlet;



    We have a main feature about celeb internet hoaxes, feature articles about Gordon Ramsy's personal life, lesbian murder lovers breaking up and the top story in the breaking news column about prostitutes shunning condoms...

    Fuck I want to be on the first spaceship off this planet...

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    Where's that good old gif showing someone banging their head on a brick wall when you need it...?

    Yes, journalism to the lowest common moron sucks.
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    As far as TV news goes I will only watch ABC. The other channels are a joke. I only pay for the local newspaper, and in all other cases I try to read online news papers that have some (albeit small) measure of intelligence in their reporting.

    In any case, it's good to hear that there is finally some progress on this issue. It's taken far too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmichobo View Post
    Where's that good old gif showing someone banging their head on a brick wall when you need it...?

    Yes, journalism to the lowest common moron sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmichobo View Post
    Where's that good old gif showing someone banging their head on a brick wall when you need it...?


    Since the intertubes carry news far faster than papers and TV can do these days the old media has to go for more opinion pieces and gossip dressed as news in order to attract readers.

    I find it more interesting that there aren't any 'Shock! Horror! The world is ending' headlines. Perhaps we're all growing up a little bit so that we don't see this as anything enough out of the ordinary to make it news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
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    I find it more interesting that there aren't any 'Shock! Horror! The world is ending' headlines. Perhaps we're all growing up a little bit so that we don't see this as anything enough out of the ordinary to make it news.
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    Seriously I'm not the biggest fan of the Rudd Government (case in point the abominable Internet Filter), but this is great news. But annoying that the mainstream media is virtually ignoring it. Agreed with the first spaceship off the planet comment above.

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    NEWS:
    Welcome to equality. Same sex couples now to be ignored just as much as everyone else.
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    I'm glad the MSM is ignoring it for now. The longer it gets ignored by the media, the more time there is to enjoy it without the bigots coming out decrying the waste of government time or with claims that "poofs already have enough rights, they're lucky they don't live in a Muslim country".

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.wilson View Post
    We have a main feature about celeb internet hoaxes, feature articles about Gordon Ramsy's personal life, lesbian murder lovers breaking up and the top story in the breaking news column about prostitutes shunning condoms...
    That news web page isn't even worthy of being printed out and used to wrap fish and chips with!
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    It will be bigger news when it passes both houses. It doesn't actually mean anything yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoRicen View Post
    It will be bigger news when it passes both houses. It doesn't actually mean anything yet.
    Thank you!

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    It doesn't actually mean anything yet.
    Senate was the hard the part. Labor has majority in the Reps, so it will pass easily. And I can't imagine the GG doing anything other than allowing it.

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    The Sydney Morning Herald posted this article on Monday the 24th;

    Government removes same-sex discrimination - National - smh.com.au

    It was posted on the site at 10:06 PM Monday and I distinctly recall reading it as a head line on Tuesday Morning.

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