Sky News, 3AW and the Daily Mail incorrectly report the resignation of Victoria's CHO, Brett Sutton. Not secret, not modelling and not from the Victorian government: The Australian's dodgy coronavirus COVID-19 'exclusive'. Can a sporting organisation also be an independent news outlet? The suspension of AFL journalist Mitch Cleary suggests the answer is no. And the family of nine-year-old Quaden Bayles sues columnist Miranda Devine for retweeting suggestions he was running a financial scam.
Two Queensland women accused of lying on their border cards cop a media beating, while others accused of the same deception are not. Reforms of Australia's arcane defamation laws could be a 'game changer' for press freedom. And the Daily Telegraph targets a Sydney pub over a name change but the former Captain Cook Hotel says it has been misrepresented.
Violent threats, sexualised harassment, and misogynistic hate. The online abuse female journalists cop for doing their job. So, how do you stop it? Basil Zempilas vows to continue his media work if he is elected Perth lord mayor. New owner of Bauer Media ditches eight titles leading to another 40 jobs lost. No, NASA did not announce a new star sign. And no, your star sign has not changed.
The candles are lit, the cheese boards are chilling, and the red carpet is ready. Locky Gilbert, our tall, dark and handsome Bachelor, is about to meet a bevy of beauties who will take his breath away.
Shaun Micallef and the Mad as Hell team present a satirical view of the week in politics.