It's simple, guys, you need to get the story right and be fair

By Amanda Vanstone
Updated October 31 2019 - 9:19pm, first published October 28 2019 - 12:00am

There will always be a tension between politicians, public servants and the media. They're all part of the same democratic process. Australia, by just about any standard, is served well by all three. And they all like to keep their mistakes to themselves. The media are not outsiders looking in, graciously letting us know what's going on and dutifully keeping bureaucracies honest. They're players and equally fallible.

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