ALP the winner in fight for poll funding support


This article can be used when encouraging students to be critically literate, especially with reference to statistics. The question of interest is whether the headline draws the appropriate inference from the data reported in the article. Students need to become aware of political interests at work in the news media. (See also the articles, Women grads beat the men in first wage and Beer gets blame for violent crime rate)

As an exercise in graphical representation students can be asked to create a side-by-side bar graph to show the relative contributions to the two major parties by the twenty organisations.


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