Politics

Jun 10, 2008

ABC clears ABC over Mutitjulu reports. Quelle surprise.

The Lateline scandal is a very intricate story. It's also bloody fascinating, writes Chris Graham.

From The Australian newspaper's Media section last week: "The ABC's Lateline has been given the all-clear over its coverage of the troubled central Australian Aboriginal community of Mutitjulu after a "cynical" campaign against the program by residents and Northern Territory Labor politicians.

"In a 47-page report, the ABC's independent complaints review panel found no breach of editorial policies in 29 out of 30 complaints against the program, which eventually led to the former Howard government's intervention into NT Aboriginal communities." (Read the Independent Complaints Review Panel's full report here.)

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