“We want the ABC to be Australia’s town square where people can debate, hear alternative views and learn from each other.”

Lofty thoughts from the ABC’s director of television Kim Dalton, and surely a principle that should be applied beyond the screening of The Great Global Warming Swindle.

”When we screen The Great Global Warming Swindle in July, there will be plenty of opportunities for the contentious thesis it proposes to be questioned and challenged. It will make for great TV. At the ABC, we want all important voices and views to be heard.”

Cool. Coming soon to ABC TV:

Loose Change: The comprehensively loopy but abundantly popular internet doco that explores the mysterious ”truth” about 9/11.

Michael Jackson’s Sonic 3: Some say Michael Jackson was originally asked to pen a score for this classic Sega game. This documentary argues that some of his work still remains hidden in the soundtrack.

Free to Choose: Milton Friedman’s 10-part series made with the US PBS in the early ’80s arguing the now mundane notion that money supply and government growth should be constrained.

The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World: 38-part mini-series detailing the generous and provocative subtexts of George Bush’s 1991 state of the union address, a speech that apparently called for the establishment of a single world government with the anti-Christ.

David Irving, A Life: sumptuous Channel 4 costume documentary set in rural Poland.

Claus for Concern: A comprehensive BBC defence of the ”Santa Claus conspiracy” which makes a compelling case for the plausibility of both flying reindeer and a 24-hour, uni-vendor global toy delivery cycle.

Stay tuned.