"Damn you Andrew Wilkie"
There's been much comment in the mainstream media about the Commonwealth Government's revised plans for pokie reform - most of it shit.
Sure, there's been endless tripe about what it means politically but I'm not aware of any journo having a good, hard look about the proposed trial itself; will it work, is it a good idea, what are the policy implications.
You know, the stuff journalists should be doing.
Being of an inquiring mind, I've managed to find this post by Tom Cummings who has done what just about every single journalist in Australia has failed to do; produce a coherent, well written analysis about what the proposed trial may mean.
I urge you to read it.
But the question rises again; why is this sort of heavy lifting being left to bloggers? Or more to the point, why is political journalism in this country so deeply shallow?