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February 5, 2003

Finally The Advertiser discovers that it is a newspaper that should comment on what is happening in the state.

It has said nothing at all for two days about the commonwealth proposal's to construct a low level nuclear waste dump within the Woomera Prohibited Area that is a missile site and space launching pad. Today it runs this story by political reporter LEANNE CRAIG.

True, it is only yesterdays news repackaged around a media release by Premier Rann, which states that the proposed radioactive waste dump at Woomera will jeopardise South Australia's burgeoning space research industry. But it is something.

The Premier, to his credit, is running hard on the issue, even though he knows that the Commonwealth has the power to roll himin his opposition to the location of a low level nuclear waste dump in SA. By contrast, The Advertiser is barely walking on the issue. There is no investigative journalism on this issue.

Clearly, The Advertiser has forgotten that newspapers have a responsiblity to the democratic process and the formation of public opinion. It must be very difficult for a concerned reporter, who takes the ethos of the journalism profession seriously, to work at The Advertiser.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 11:19 AM | | Comments (3)
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Gary, what sort of coverage has the 'Tiser given to the political donations register that crikey.com has been covering?

ausankee,
none that I am aware of. I'll check the print copy out tomorrow.

ausyankee,

I've checked. none.Why?

1. One possibility is that clearly SA is different. There is no political corruption here. This must have something to do with SA being settled by free selectors with solid morals.

2. Or The Advertiser is one of the worst newspapers in Australia.