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Donald Trump has entered a war he cannot win — in which truth is the enemy – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

He may not yet realise it, but US President Donald Trump has now hurled himself headlong into a war with Washington’s national security establishment, writes Greg Jennett. Source: Donald Trump has entered a war he cannot win — in which … Continue reading

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ABC boss Michelle Guthrie says all programs up for review – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Expect more changes, possibly to flagship programs like 7.30, Lateline and the 7pm news, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie warns. Source: ABC boss Michelle Guthrie says all programs up for review – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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From the top: ABC set for radical change under Michelle Guthrie | Amanda Meade | Media | The Guardian

Managing director’s recently promoted chief of staff, Sam Liston, tipped to be among the big winners Source: From the top: ABC set for radical change under Michelle Guthrie | Amanda Meade | Media | The Guardian

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Michelle Guthrie, the ABC and the turning of a once-shining jewel into mainstream sludge | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

All public broadcasters are engaged in a constant process of chopping, slicing and reinventing, and every boss spreads his or her own brand of unhappiness Source: Michelle Guthrie, the ABC and the turning of a once-shining jewel into mainstream sludge … Continue reading

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Attacking the ABC is a win-win for conservatives. The latest furore is no surprise | Lee Zachariah | Opinion | The Guardian

Conservative attitudes to the ABC are best summed up in a single exchange with John Howard on ABC radio to promote his show on ABC TV Source: Attacking the ABC is a win-win for conservatives. The latest furore is no … Continue reading

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‘No evidence’ for bias claims: ABC fires back at critics of Four Corners program on Nauru

The ABC has hit back at criticism of a Four Corners investigation into the life asylum seeker children on Nauru. Source: ‘No evidence’ for bias claims: ABC fires back at critics of Four Corners program on Nauru

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Leigh Sales interviews NT Chief Head Kicker Adam Giles on the eve of his demise

ABC 7.30’s Leigh Sales and film crew travel to the NT to witness Chief Minister Adam Giles hurtle down the slippery slope to oblivion at this Saturday’s election. Richard Koser was there. Source: Leigh Sales interviews NT Chief Head Kicker Adam Giles … Continue reading

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In praise of our ABC – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Loz Lawrey ABC radio grew my mind. I mean it. Each working day, throughout my career in the building industry, I listened exclusively to one of our public broadcaster’s fine radio stations as I toiled at my trade. While … Continue reading

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Amy McQuire On Don Dale: 200 Years Of Trauma Through A CCTV Lens – New Matilda

The Four Corners revelations are disturbing but not shocking. They are the product of a system that has continually excused the perpetrators of violence, writes Amy McQuire. Aboriginal affairs moves at a glacial pace – and the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Q&A recap: Steve Price’s ‘hysterical’ insult prompts a mic drop from Van Badham

After Steve Price dismissed a woman as being “hysterical”, literally while she was explaining how dismissive attitudes to women feed into a culture of gender-violence, Van Badham delivered the coup de grace. Source: Q&A recap: Steve Price’s ‘hysterical’ insult prompts … Continue reading

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Decades Of Conservative Pressure On The ABC Are Paying Off – New Matilda

The 2016 election has revealed just how compliant Australia’s media landscape has become. In some cases, it’s hardly a surprise. But the failure of the ABC to challenge narratives run by the Coalition is of serious concern, writes Sean Hosking. … Continue reading

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ABC suffering slow death by a thousand cuts

Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer claims ABC core funding is higher than under Labor. Photo: Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/abc-suffering-slow-death-by-a-thousand-cuts-20160601-gp90ft.html#ixzz4AQcEW2C9 Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook Tell us, ministers, how the ABC is now better off under your government? Source: … Continue reading

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The Liberal Party and the Institute of Public Affairs: Who is Whose?

Source: The Liberal Party and the Institute of Public Affairs: Who is Whose?

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ABC would be less relevant without digital and TV innovations, says Mark Scott | Media | The Guardian

Outgoing managing director rejects criticism the ABC has become too big or that it poses a financial threat to commercial media organisations Source: ABC would be less relevant without digital and TV innovations, says Mark Scott | Media | The … Continue reading

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Rightwing Q&A panellist rejects offshore ‘warehousing’ of asylum seekers – video

Australia’s policy of detaining asylum seekers for years in privately run camps in ‘essentially former Australian colonies’ has been branded unacceptable by prominent US-based conservative commentator Mark Steyn Source: Rightwing Q&A panellist rejects offshore ‘warehousing’ of asylum seekers – video

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Special Investigations Archives – New Matilda

The first article in this ongoing New Matilda investigation was published on January 21, 2016. Our reporting so far has revealed that• In 2013, in the lead-up to the federal election, former ABC Games and Technology Editor, Nick Ross was … Continue reading

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Q&A: Stan Grant and David Morrison mark 2016 return in Australian of the Year special | Australia news | The Guardian

ABC’s Q&A returned on Monday night with a panel that also included Catherine Keenan, Gordian Fulde and Manal Younus Source: Q&A: Stan Grant and David Morrison mark 2016 return in Australian of the Year special | Australia news | The … Continue reading

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FALSE BALANCE: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil… The Debate The ABC Has To Have – New Matilda

The silence around the Nick Ross-Bruce Belsham revelations is deafening. Chris Graham weighs in. As I write this, it’s now 72 hours since New Matilda revealed that in the lead-up to the 2013 federal election, the Head of Current Affairs … Continue reading

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The ABC is like a victim trapped in an abusive relationship – with the government | Josh Bornstein | Opinion | The Guardian

A relentless stream of attacks on the ABC by crusaders of the hard right has recalibrated the notion of balance and redefined the organisation Source: The ABC is like a victim trapped in an abusive relationship – with the government … Continue reading

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Q&A host Tony Jones says Zaky Mallah furore and boycott was based on a ‘big lie’

Q&A host Tony Jones says the Zaky Mallah furore and boycott of the program was based on a ‘big lie’. Source: Q&A host Tony Jones says Zaky Mallah furore and boycott was based on a ‘big lie’

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The Weekly Beast: tough questions for News Corp hacks going for ABC job | Media | The Guardian

Journalists at Australian on shortlist for ABC news director. Plus Sarah Ferguson’s candid advice for anyone thinking of going into marketing Source: The Weekly Beast: tough questions for News Corp hacks going for ABC job | Media | The Guardian

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ABC $7.30: Leigh Halfprice interviews Australian Prime Minister Tony Idiott

ABC $7.30 presenter Leigh Halfprice interviews Australian Prime Minister Tony Idiott on the subject of the Australian economy. Source: ABC $7.30: Leigh Halfprice interviews Australian Prime Minister Tony Idiott

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Ashton Platt, 10, says he is ‘scared’ by Tony Abbott’s condemnation of Q&A : There are so few who seem to agree with Tony Abbott

Ashton Platt, 10, says he is ‘scared’ by Tony Abbott’s condemnation of Q&A and the ABC – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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Playing the ban | The Monthly

Playing the ban | The Monthly.

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This is the same Prime Minister who last October applauded ABC presenter Emma Alberici for getting Hizb-ut-Tahrir spokesman Wassim Doureihi on Lateline and showing him a bit of Alberici steel.

Listen up: democracy means even jerks get a say

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Hands off the ABC: Turnbull should resign his commission

Hands off the ABC: Turnbull should resign his commission.

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Retrospectivity or Why “Heads Should Roll” At The ABC

June 25, 2015 Written by: Rossleigh As I flicked through the Murdoch Muckraker this morning, I spied a headline where I had difficulty deciding whether the sub-editor had a sense of irony, or no understanding of ambiguity: TIME TO ACT … Continue reading

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This man is guilty only because Steve Ciobo and Tony Abbott say he is. They are acting like Vigilantes

Young Muslim less literate than Steve Ciobo MP  was provoked into an angered response  by the minister  who discredited the Supreme Court of Australia’s decision on finding Zacky Mallah innocent of terrorism after he’d been held in maximum security detention … Continue reading

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Local content and the ABC

he following is an edited version of a submission to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee with reference to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014, by Brian McNair and Ben Goldsmith. The committee has now reported. We … Continue reading

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Attacks on public broadcasting have gone global. The ABC is no exception

The enemies of state-owned media – Rupert Murdoch among them – make the same arguments around the world. Cuts to the ABC, BBC, NPR and PBS are justified the same way The terms of the current battle in Australia over … Continue reading

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The kooky Cult of Abbott’s end days

The kooky Cult of Abbott’s end days.

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Greedy Murdoch bulldozes Abbott into slashing the ABC

Our East Coast Press News Corp…. We need the ABC 84% voter support Greedy Murdoch bulldozes Abbott into slashing the ABC.

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What Mark Scott is really doing with the ABC cuts | The Saturday Paper

What Mark Scott is really doing with the ABC cuts | The Saturday Paper.

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There is no Left: However there is in the mind of the conservative right.

In July, incoming senator James McGrath became the latest Liberal Party politician to accuse the ABC of bias. “While it continues to represent only inner-city leftist views, and funded by our taxes, it is in danger of losing its social … Continue reading

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The political stupidity of the ABC cuts

We hardly need to be reminded of it, but the ABC funding cut demonstrates the utter political ineptitude of the Abbott government. It’s not just that it’s an obvious broken promise (one that Coalition members compound foolishly by denying). Nor … Continue reading

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ABC cuts: this government is looking out for people No cuts to education, no cuts to health … and no cuts to the ABC or SBS.

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The conservative crusade against the ABC by Abbott & News Corp Why wont Abbott go on Q & A

Bolt’s favorite picture when he believed Abbott was on his side alone. Why do Andrew Bolt and company love to hate the national broadcaster? By Don Watson M Topics ABC; Andrew Bolt; Tony Abbott; Conservatives For millions of Australians, the … Continue reading

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Promise Tracker: The Abbott Government’s broken election promises jump from 8 to 12

The number of election commitments broken by the Abbott Government has jumped from eight to 12. Since launching our election Promise Tracker in July, we’ve had requests from the audience – and the Prime Minister’s office – to examine more … Continue reading

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He turned this country from inward looking stagnant to progressive. A fairer place for having done so. “It’s Time Again”

Ladies and gentlemen, well may we say ‘God Save the Queen’, because nothing will save the Governor-General. The proclamation you have just heard was countersigned Malcolm Fraser, who will go down in history as Kerr’s cur. Maintain your rage and … Continue reading

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Abbott’s thuggish agenda steers country down authoritarian path

Abbott’s thuggish agenda steers country down authoritarian path THE Abbott Government is a regime with a taste for authoritarianism the like of which we have not seen in Australia since World War II. It is using the pretext of a … Continue reading

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ABC television channels may be axed if budget cuts too savage, says Mark Scott

Savage budget cuts to the ABC would mean not only axing some television and radio programs but potentially reducing the number of ABC television channels, managing director Mark Scott said on Tuesday. Scott told ABC radio in Melbourne that the … Continue reading

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According to Andrew Bolt they are just destroyng life in Malvern and the ABC are just Left Wing ideology. The mining company really car

Painted protesters march against NT’s McArthur River zinc mine ‘pollution’ Protesters opposed to one of the world’s largest zinc mines have painted their faces white and called for an end to what they say is destruction of their local environment. … Continue reading

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Julie Bishop fails to mention that the $40mill Trade for Aid delivered to Cambodia has come from the pockets of the ABC abandoning our Pacific neighbours

Australia Network set to go off the air in the Asia and Pacific region after 40 years All yours China   Posted 41 minutes agoSun 28 Sep 2014, 7:12pm   Photo: Australia Network had a potential audience of 144 million … Continue reading

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Guess Murdoch’s boys and girls at Newscorp won’t have a problem

  Journalists may face prison under proposed new Australian anti-terror legislation Australian journalists reporting on terrorism could risk imprisonment under a suite of new national security laws and policies proposed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government, and now backed by a … Continue reading

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I DIDN’T even finish my arts degree, but I still say that the Chief Scientist and two Nobel prize winners should pull their heads in.

The ABC and staff  are so above Newscorp and Andrew Bolt   “If you think arguments on global warming are best settled by credentials, then don’t read another word. I’m an idiot.” Even Andrew Bolt get’s it right sometimes. He … Continue reading

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Over 84% of Australians believe that the national broadcaster AAA not just ABC . How do you rate Andrew Bolt? Vulgarian

If you only read The Australian, or any Murdoch media  listen to the views of some politicians,  or 2GB you would think that the ABC is struggling to provide fair coverage of events, is biased in its politics and its … Continue reading

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