Let’s call a cull, a cull

Let’s call a cull, a cull
LOCHLAN MORRISSEY | JAN 31, 2014 11:00AM | EMAIL | PRINT
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As the unpopular shark bait and shoot program continues in Western Australia, fisheries minister Troy Buswell has defended the policy, saying that it isn’t a cull, but a ‘localised shark mitigation strategy’. Lochlan Morrissey suspects Buswell learned the art of political euphemism from the best. Continue reading

Formal Language and context

The importance of judging context was made very obvious when during the Royal Commission  into Child Sexual Abuse, Archbishop Hart used the phrase ‘better late than never’. Cardinal George Pell said the actions of the church in preventing abuse were ‘less than perfect’. What was wrong with this language use?