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Murdoch's Daily Telegraph Coverage Ruled Inaccurate

Rupert Murdoch’s Daily Telegraph has been condemned by the Press Council over an article depicting people with disabilities as slackers and rorters.

The bizarre article compared the number of Australia’s war wounded with the number of people receiving a disability pension.

Under the headline “Slackers & Slouch Hats” the tabloid argued over three pages that the rise in disability pensioners was a disturbing trend and implied that the pensioners who had psychiatric disorders were faking illness.