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There’s good reason people criticise News Corp publications

There’s good reason people criticise News Corp publications

Students identifying as cats, political leaders claiming they’re not woke, and attempts to link the gay community to a horrific murder. What do they have in common, they’re all stories that appeared in News Corp publications that have been questioned about how true they actually are, or as in the last case, proven to be […]

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Courier Mail claims Brisbane school has cat-identifying students

Courier Mail claims Brisbane school has cat-identifying students

Queensland’s Courier Mail claims there is a private school in Brisbane which has several students who insist on identifying as cats. In an article listed as ‘opinion’, Associate Editor Kylie Lang shares that multiple unrelated sources have confirmed to her that Brisbane Girls Grammar School has several students who have chosen to self-identify as cats, as well […]

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Gender clinic chief slams trans & gender diverse reporting at News Corp

Gender clinic chief slams trans & gender diverse reporting at News Corp

The current parliamentary inquiry into media diversity in Australia has received a submission from the director of Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s gender service, speaking out against The Australian‘s coverage of transgender and gender diverse issues. Associate Professor Michelle Telfer has outlined her thoughts on The Australian‘s dedicated ‘Gender’ section, which launched in 2019, describing the articles as […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt reportedly backs inquiry into trans treatment

Health Minister Greg Hunt reportedly backs inquiry into trans treatment

The Australian newspaper has declared the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) will conduct an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people, and the move has the backing of federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. “A national inquiry into the safety and ethics of medical treatment for the rising number of trans­gender-identifying children and adolescents will […]

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Press Council finds Miranda Devine column was not factual

Press Council finds Miranda Devine column was not factual

The Australian Press Council has ruled that a column from News Corp writer Miranda Devine, and a subsequent podcast featuring US religious commentator Ryan T Anderson were misleading. In 2017 Devine published a column What Madness Can Justify Mutilating Our Children which argued against recognising and treating children and teenagers who are transgender. This was followed up […]

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News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp newspapers have been accused of including racist overtones in their headline about Labor MP Penny Wong. The Daily Telegraph story was titled How did it all go wong for Penny? accused Labor’s leader in the senate of being petulant during the election campaign and suggested she may have been a contributing factor to the opposition’s shock loss […]

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Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

News Corp’s Daily Telegraph has been criticised over a front page story on transgender children that clams doctors are alarmed about the Labor party’s policies that support transgender people. In the article the newspaper claims doctors are concerned about the party’s policies including their plans to remove barriers to people wanting gain access to gender […]

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Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

“Invigorating and borderline arousing” is how Benjamin Law described the last 24 hours of his life when he chatted to OUTinPerth. On the eve of the release of his Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101, which examines the controversy around the Safe Schools Coalition and its treatment in the media, The Australian published a story highlighting […]

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Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

News Corp columnist Caleb Bond has voiced his support for marriage equality, revealing that he’s voted YES in the government’s marriage postal survey. Appearing on The Perrett Report, the writer for The Daily Telegraph and The Advertiser said he believed most younger Australians were in favour of changing the marriage laws. Host Janine Perrett has […]

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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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