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We can live just fine without ABC Life

28 February 2020

6:15 PM

28 February 2020

6:15 PM

Unlike many of you reading this, I find myself supportive of the concept of a public broadcaster. To my mind, the notion of a taxpayer-funded and politically impartial institution objectively reporting on important issues and exploring a range of perspectives is, at least in theory, a positive one. I also believe that there are many forms of journalism, specifically complex long-running investigations and in-depth foreign coverage that are simply not profitable for private enterprises to conduct but have a great societal benefit; and therefore should be undertaken using taxpayer funds. 

However, even I, somewhat idealistic as I may be on this issue, have my doubts about ‘our’ ABC, and...

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