Tag Archives: Q&A

John Menadue. Q&A – Why bother with Ministers?

The ABC has tied itself into a knot in trying to appease the government and get ministers back on Q&A.  But why bother? If ministers aren’t allowed or don’t want to go on the program, so be it. They would … Continue reading

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Warwick Elsche. Heads must roll at ABC, but not at ASIO

“Heads must roll;” words from the Prime Minister Tony Abbott. And in case you missed them he said them twice – on national TV. He was talking of the ABC and presumably some executives who failed to detect the “threatening” … Continue reading

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Ian McAuley. The ABC and a second chance.

Current Affairs Most reasonable people would be fully behind Mark Scott’s spirited defence of the ABC “as a public broadcaster, not a state broadcaster”, reminding us that “at times, free speech principles mean giving platforms to those with whom we … Continue reading

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Walter Hamilton. Why I am an Australian citizen

Current Affairs. Amid all the howling about terror, treason and the ABC, Australians seemingly have lost the ability to stop, listen and think. Everyone is in such a hurry to outdo the next person in vilifying and repudiating the ‘other’, … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The ABC should stop kicking own goals.

There is not much doubt in my mind that the budget cuts to the ABC are part of a vendetta against the ABC and to oblige Rupert Murdoch who intensely dislikes quality competition. The ABC is the most trusted media … Continue reading

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