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Feb 4, 2016

Mayne: how the ABC is to blame for Australia’s woeful donation laws

Even our top political journalists and programs fail to cover this most important governance issue.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

Journalists who have crossed to the dark side have a pretty good appreciation of how media-driven our politicians are.

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5 thoughts on “Mayne: how the ABC is to blame for Australia’s woeful donation laws

  1. bushby jane

    Did Jon faine have anything to say?

  2. AR

    And I listened to the Chimes of Freedom faffing…

  3. Angela

    Some may argue that it’s not a “sexy” story so why run it? I think it could be “sexy” if the story was interspersed with some footage of politicians drinking champagne with mining magnates, union thugs and the like.
    Seriously, I’m not surprised that commercial TV didn’t run it but am disappointed that ABC did not do its’ job.

  4. klewso

    A case of media hack priorities?
    [They don’t want to offend these politicians (dependent on good PR in these times of “reality TV politics” to get elected) – for fear of losing their op-ed access.]
    Bugger the national/greater public interest and good.

  5. Kevin_T

    the ABC is to blame for Australia’s woeful donation laws

    Oh well, it’s good to know that politicians and lawmakers hold no responsibility for this after all.

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