Switzer to join 'Their ABC'? The Guardian Australia has a new media column (to be released weekly on media Mondays), and it's already yielded one good piece of gossip. Former long-standing Oz media journalist Amanda Meade revealed that the ABC is planning a second conservative show (to supplement Counterpoint, which is hosted by wet Liberal and former Howard minister Amanda Vanstone). Apparently Institute of Public Affairs fellow and former Spectator Australia editor Tom Switzer is the front runner, though The Guardian didn't manage to get ahold of him before deadline.

Speaking this morning, Switzer confirmed the Guardian's story to Crikey, saying he was in discussions with Radio National about a new weekly show. "But nothing has been finalised yet. We'll know if anything happens in a month or so."