Tom Switzer is editor of Spectator Australia and a former opinion editor of The Australian . 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. Tom Switzer joined Bernard Keane, Canberra correspondent for, and Shelley Gare, founding editor of The Australian Review of Books, columnist and author of The Triumph of Airheads , to consider what might be happening to public discourse and the use of language.

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