Friday, June 7, 2013

Funding for ABC News-OP ED

There's an interesting article about public finding of ABC News at On Line Opinion.
Public funding for ABC News is no longer defensible
Significant moves towards privatising the ABC and SBS were made in May. These included a Victorian Liberal Party state conference motion and persuasive essays by Peter van Onselen and Rebecca Weisser. The case for the sell-off was also bolstered by the ABC itself. Click the link to read the rest.

Can't say we agree with analysis which is rather flawed, but the sentiment is in the right place.

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