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In the media...

From time to time in spite of subeditors and media corporate lawyers acting as very effective censors on what is sufficiently politically correct to print stories appear that shatter stereotypes and preconceptions about the status quo. Do you have any examples for inclusion ? If so please email OVOP with full details.  To get you thinking here some items ...

Land of Poverty [ The Sunday Telegraph, 25 February 2001 ]
BRUSSELS: Australia ranks among the worst countries in the industrialised world for child poverty, according to a new survey. The study, by Belgian academics, rates Australia in fifth place, with 17.1 per cent of children living below the poverty line. Russia had the worst record, with 26.6 per cent. The ratings were based on the percentage of children living in households with a disposable income less than 50 per cent of the median.

Some State bodies can flout the Law
[ Australian Financial Review 15 June 2001]   (116 kbyte pdf file)
"some State bodies thumb their noses at the law" writes Sydney barrister Dr. Stephen Churches.


... and from September 2000 A press release warning about Australia issued to the Australian media, by the founders of ONE VOICE - ONE PEOPLE Human Rights Defenders, to let the media know of the existence of their website.
    (... Unfortunately no editor saw fit to follow up on the story or the cases.)

...plus OVOP asks , after considering the not so hidden depths of Australian human rights abuses ... Does the UN human rights committee's lack of respect for Australians who make a formal communication under the UN treaty show that the UN is fully a captive to the Australian establishment and so is only allowed to have "an above a politically correct waterline" focus?

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