Based on ABC's response (below) it appears ABC is happy to provide mediocre news reporting! Again compare the quality of the following reports about methane leaks from the Arctic Ocean, and ask yourself if ABC deserves to call itself "Australia's most trusted, independent source of news." We sure are getting our 2 cents worth.
ABC: "Scientists discover huge seabed methane leak", ABC News Online 5 March 2010.
New York Times Study Says Undersea Release of Methane Is Under Way
ABC response received 1 April, 2010: "