The ABC saga
The ABC saga continues, with seemingly a daily dollop of drama.
So far the chair and the CEO of Australia’s public broadcaster have been shown the door (to put it politely), but the question remains about the board’s behaviour (or hand-sitting) over the chairman’s attempt to interfere in editorial matters at the volition of a mate who happens to be the former prime minister.
More may yet be revealed in the whole unsavoury episode, but the lesson to be learned, hopefully, is simple: Political pressure can’t be exerted on the ABC by anyone, including a bias-claiming government of the day that may not like a report.
Egg on face
And hasn’t corporate Australia come in for a hammering in the interim report of the royal commission on finance, banking, insurance, etc.
Not surprisingly, just about the whole industry has been shown to be as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
Yet our government leaders in particular tried and tried to convince us a royal commission was not needed, with the Treasurer of the day claiming so on 26 occasions, yes 26 occasions, over almost two years (actually 600 days) until the demand was so strong he had to give in.
And who was that Treasurer? None other than the latest Prime Minister of Australia, Scott
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