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ABC gets that tingling feeling

Does Australia really need an activist public broadcaster?

1 June 2024

9:00 AM

1 June 2024

9:00 AM

Laura Tingle, the ABC political correspondent, clearly has an interesting conception of the qualities required of her in her high-profile job for Australia’s state broadcaster. Might adherence to a creed of impartiality be useful? Most would say it would, but Ms Tingle’s attitude appears to be ‘forget it’: and forget, too, that some of those who watch Ms Tingle’s reporting might not share what turn out to be her political views.

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Simon Heffer, a British historian and columnist, is author of several Centre for Independent Studies’ publications, including “Moral Terrorism” https://www.cis.org.au/publication/moral-terrorism/ and “The Threat of Identity Politics.” https://www.cis.org.au/publication/the-threat-of-identity-politics/

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