Photograph by Ian Cugley,
courtesy The Sunday Times, Perth

Gambling on the First Race:

A Comment on Racism and Talk-Back Radio
-- 6PR, the TAB, and the WA Government --

by Steve Mickler


Report commissioned and published by
The Louis St John Johnson Memorial Trust Fund

Research Associates:
Dr John Hartley, Dr Alec McHoul, Dr Alan Mansfield, Dr Tom O'Regan
Edited by John Hartley, Original publication designed by Niall Lucy and Alison Bunbury


Sattler: Let's take a call. Tony's on the line. Hello Tony.
Caller: Hello Howard.
Sattler: Yes Tony.
Caller: I and thousands of other people are sick to death of whingeing Aboriginals ... we're also sick to death of the privileges available to Aboriginals that aren't available to other Australians. 1

Contents

Introduction
Freedom of the Press or Freedom to Oppress?
White Minds, Black Images
Rally for Ratings
Talk-Back Style and Race Stereotypes
Sattler's... 'Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish'
Talk-Back Presenter Power
Exploiting Tragedy
Sattler and Sacred Sites
Media Regulatory Bodies, Codes and Laws
Dumping on Aboriginal People: Jokes and Poems
Humour and Racism
Gagging the Gags?
What's Sauce for the Goose?
Behind The Sattler File
Considerations for Sponsors and Advertisers
Government- Subsidised Racism?
Appendices
Abbreviations
Notes


Centre for Research in Culture and Communication
Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150
May 1992

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