On Tuesday 15 March 2011, The Sydney Institute held a discussion on the use of language in political debate developing with a multi-media world, the free use of the web and 24-hour news outlets. Bernard Keane, the Canberra correspondent for Crikey.com., joined Shelley Gare, author and journalist, and Tom Switzer, editor of the Spectator Australia to consider what might be happening to public discourse and the use of language.

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