Crikey Says

Jul 2, 2014

Crikey says: don’t re-politicise the ABC, SBS boards

The ABC and SBS should not be re-politicised. The Abbott government has made a serious mistake in appointing Liberal sympathisers to key roles at the public broadcasters.

Right-wing culture warrior Janet Albrechtsen and former Liberal Party deputy leader Neil Brown have been appointed powerful government jobs: a seat each on the panel which oversees the appointment of people to the ABC and SBS boards.


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32 thoughts on “Crikey says: don’t re-politicise the ABC, SBS boards

  1. David Hand

    Don’t re-politicise the ABC????


  2. Graeski

    I believe “David Hand” may well be a Liberal Party plant.

    The following sums up our current government:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    Joseph Goebbels

  3. leon knight

    David Hand has bucket-loads of form on this site, always useful to provide insights into what the morally and intellectually bankrupt side of politics are up to….I am sure he will endorse Albrechtson for the job, as she has no compunction about lying for cash.

  4. pinkocommierat

    Perhaps the government thinks it hasn’t infuriated enough people yet.

  5. David Hand

    What’s a “Liberal Party plant?

    What lie are you talking about?

  6. Nonda Pass

    How can the ABC remain independent with someone like Janet Albrechtsen on the board. Might as put Rupert Murdoch there and be done with it, as he will be lurking in the background if Ms Albrechtsen is appointed.

  7. Liamj

    @ Graeski – authoritarians like David Hand all think the ABC is politicised, they see anything other than fawning as antagonistic bias. I think its related to their always being or having syncophants, & consequently, incredibly fragile egos.

  8. graybul

    The PM agenda is based upon incremental change designed around ideological objectives. Inserting Albrechtsen onto INDEPENDENT Public Broadcaster Panels overseeing appointments to ABC/SBS Boards are further evidence of that intent.
    Albrechtsen’s appointment, means throttling the independence of the ABC . . SBS to be collateral damage! The Federal Govt objectives are clear. Control of Public Service; imposition of National Security priorities; Unaccountability to both Public and Parliament; Secrecy and oppression of minorities; Re-drafting of legislative, regulative language; Dismantling, removal of much of previous Govt initiatives.
    Is Fascism the ideological driver replacing the compassionate Nation of “the fair go”? Yes!

  9. klewso

    This would have been cleared or initiated from The Credlin?

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