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'One man dead, one critical after brawl', but the media suppress the fact that Australia has ethnic violence

When violence is reported in the Australian mainstream media, rarely is ethnicity mentioned, due to a self-policing media code of conduct that premises that reporting of ethnicity can incite racism. However, this code has been recently abandoned by mainstream media in the cases of recent violence against Indian students, probably in an attempt to highlight the particular racial problem. The result of media highlighting of this problem has in the main been successful.

But otherwise reporting of race is suppressed and so the problem of ethnic tension is suppressed and allowed to fester until someone dies. The death last night of a man at Mirrabooka in Perth's inner north is a case in point.

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