Saturday, 17 March 2018

Side Issues and Policy Issues

Are you an Adelaidean?

Are you here as a reporter?

Have you been here recently to audition as a candidate in the South Australian state election?

I am Dr Leigh Lunn-Ching of the Glorious Newsworthiness Foundation.  I love to report on the politics of bullying, the results of elections, mental health forums, enlightening reviews and exciting previews, interplanetary careers and the harmonious interplay of fairness ensembles.  I was recently here to report on the essential features of a statewide mental health strategy.

You may have been here recently to learn how to use a keyboard wisely.

You may even have been here recently to obtain season tickets.

I was here recently to attend an important introduction to advanced training sessions and exclusive masterclasses.

One of the exclusive masterclasses I subsequently attended was about performing perfectly, right on cue.  It has helped me to understand newsworthiness in Australian much better than I did before.

Rather than comparing the policies of the political parties, you may have taken more interest in the campaign funding for the South Australian state election

Even the political parties seeking your votes today are more interested in side issues than policy issues.

There have been many scare tactics and other confusions during the campaign.   The Australian federal government has no realistic vision or evidence-based ideas for improving life in this part of the world, so what can state governments do?

During the election campaign, many people in South Australia have been treated as if they are not an issue at all.  That may be because they have not been involved in unusual publicity stunts and misleading the public.

Do you think election promises or policy issues are more newsworthy?  Do you know how to distinguish between the two?

You may prefer another enlightening catalogue of interesting information.  Do you usually browse through election promises as though skimming through a catalogue?

Very recently, I attended a series of seminars here on science for ladies.  Many policy issues were examined.

I also attended the Twaklinesque Decorum Forum and the Twaklinist Expressionist Festival.  Do you think seminars, forums and festivals are side issues or policy issues?

One of the main policy issues is the relationship between mainstream news and mental health.  The mainstream news media often expresses a preference for side issues and election promises rather than policy issues.

Political parties also often express a preference for side issues and election promises.  They sometimes call those promises policies, though I am sure that is a mistake on their part.

Real policy issues are newsworthy.  They are the issues of most concern to the public.  They are not usually the basis of the mass media news agenda or the political agendas dominating electoral campaigns.

The Glorious Newsworthy Foundation seeks to improve mental health in South Australia by gloriously encouraging worthy news.  I have already prepared a suitable agenda for future news in Adelaide, as has my main competitor, the Adelaide Adagia News Ensemble.