In a free society, it is not Â for the government to run radio/TV stations.
Abolish the ABC.
Paul SheehanÂ Â of Fairfax’sÂ Sydney Morning Herald:
…the ABC has been worse than dull. It chose to knowingly damage Australia’s relationship with Indonesia by publishing Edward Snowden’s leaks of Australian spying in Indonesia. It then chose to knowingly damage Australia’s reputation in Asia by running for an entire week with accusations of torture by Australian navy personnel, despite not having a shred of corroborating evidence, and despite a super-abundant pattern of false claims made by asylum seekers who have destroyed documents, scuttled ships and claimed abuse…
The problem with the ABC over the asylum-seeker issue runs far deeper than bias.
The Senate Inquisition on Scott Morrison’s success in stopping the boats should have been compulsory viewing for all Australians. It was rare television entertainment (but far from funny) as the deep schism between unrepresentative, un-Australian swill and representative competence was on display for all to see.