Once again ABC reporting serves as a publicity vehicle for a third party, this time the Climate Institute. ABC's report "Australia must do more to curb emissions: report" published online reads like a press release with Climate Institute chief executive John Connor given Carte Blanche to spruik the reports findings. Did Auntie's journalists consider asking a question? Perhaps one concerning the scientific basis for urgent action, especially given the implications of recent scientific results?
The report was produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance here's a photo of one of the report authors, Seb Henbest, along side ABC's Tony Jones at Carbon Expo 2009 "Australasia’s premier Trade Fair & Carbon Conference". We wonder who was paying Tony's salary for acting as a moderator at the event, and does this conflict with his role as a journalist?
Update reply from ABC below, received 3 August