"...Brisbane and Mr Sharma's native India." Indeed Mr Sharma is male.
"...broke down as he paid tribute to Ms Sharma, who was engaged to be married." Apparently there is some doubt about the sex of the victim of a most horrendous crime.
"...said Mr Sharma's death has shaken everybody in council to the core." The odds have it two to one that the late Mr Sharma really is a bloke. There is an appeal for, I guess, the family of Mr Sharma and you can donate here, which I expect will be used to cover his family's costs and maybe a memorial. Quite worthy. No, the Brisbane City Council is paying for a memorial and started the fund with a $10,000 donation. Google BCC Manmeet Sharma Trust Fund.
I am not a great proof reader of my own writing and probably not of anyone else's but with this debacle the other day, and the one above.....well, I can read The Age newspaper electronically for free. It is not so hard. I choose to pay a monthly subscription of nearly $30 for the electronic access because I believe in The Age. This sort of thing really puts me off. I know the difficulties of print media in these times, but truly, it is not good enough. I can make mistakes when I write, as can my blog mates and I care not so much. But no one is paying to read us.
The Guardian in its Australian electronic version has made quite an impact and I love it. Unfortunately it can't cover the smaller stories in my home city, which I call the car crash stories. The Guardian Australia is asking for a $100 donation from its electronic readers. I am sorely tempted to donate and cancel my Age subscription.
I don't blame the journalists or compilers or......do they have electronic proof readers? They are under extreme pressure from cost cutting and to produce more in a shorter time. It is management that must take responsibility.
I used to read Thailand's Pattaya Mail online in earlier days of the internet and there simply weren't the errors that I now see in The Age. I just took a look now after many years and the paper is professional and with a quick peruse, I can't spot errors, no matter what the editorial stance of the paper is and it is not even in the language of the country. We have all been amused at times by Chinglish but it is not the case with the Pattaya Mail.
So The Age, in my opinion you are reducing costs and standards in areas that are important to me. Save some money by dropping your sports coverage or something like that. The Guardian will probably snap up Caro. I pay my subscription because of loyalty to your product. I used to be loyal to my local chemist and to my hairdresser. I am no longer because they failed me. You are on notice.