The ABC raises serious allegations of mistreatment of asylum seekers in the care of the Australian navy; federal ministers line up to condemn the reports and question the ethics and standards of the national broadcaster.
Today, the ABC
(together with Fairfax
) raises serious allegations of corruption inside building and construction unions; the federal government seizes on the report as proof dodgy behaviour is rife in the construction sector and there's a greater need than ever to re-establish the Australian Building and Corruption Commissioner abandoned under Labor.
"Good on the ABC for this," frontbencher Eric Abetz, the gnarliest Liberal attack dog against the taxpayer-funded broadcaster, said today
Redemption at last for Aunty. If only they'd learn to back the right political horses ...