Fri, 29 Aug 2003
On the removal of the ABC's independence (or just its funding)

Alston's mission to remove all government funding from the ABC took one further step yesterday, as he suggested that it "become a registered charity". The Liberals truly doesn't get the fundamental ideas behind the ABC, do they? Having previously suggested that advertising, or perhaps even priviatising the institution whose charter specifically calls for "an independent national broadcasting service". Because of course once it's privatised, and media ownership laws are relaxed... no, the ABC wouldn't be bought up by Murdoch. Nope.

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