Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims many people think -- and are "dismayed" -- that the ABC is biased, as he paves the way for likely budget cuts at Aunty. This is what he told 2GB radio host Ray Hadley yesterday:

"A lot of people feel at the moment that the ABC instinctively takes everyone's side but Australia's ... I think it dismays Australians when the national broadcaster appears to take everyone's side but its own, and I think it is a problem."