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Federal Coalition Government 2013-?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by boyo, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Ruggo Mark Ella (57)

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    That is an absolute credit to the ABC and highlights its quality in its ability to cut through the white noise.
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  2. Teh Other Dave Cyril Towers (30)

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    In a world where Frontline seems to fall short of the mark.
  3. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Have you ever watch that "documentary series", Yes Minister, and specifically on the rules of selecting an "independent committee"

    If an internal review of anything government (or many businesses I have worked with my consulting hat on) doesn't have the agenda set out/executive summary developed in point form before the reviewer is selected ............. the CEO isn't doing his/her job.

    Prime example lately is Abbots's review of the NBN, did anyone seriously think there was any hope in hell of that being a positive outcome. Or that Rudds review of Workchoices was going to do anything other than set out how to get rid of it with no redeeming features documented at all?
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  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Are Malcolm Fraser and John Hewson progressive lefties now because most of their public comments are critical of Abbott and the Coalition Government.

    Some people seem to be running an argument that any criticism of a political party or policy means you are from the other side of the fence rather than being able to judge things on their merits.

    To go back to the TV issue, it would seem that no-one within the Coalition predicted what backlash there would be from commercial TV stations from any upping of SBS's ability to generate ad revenue.
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  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Yes, I have and I agree with you.

    That's why these reviews which have all been conducted by Coalition governments into ABC bias are even more compelling.

    Do you think the Coalition wanted the review to find that the ABC wasn't biased? That would go heavily against the public criticisms they were making at the time.
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  6. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Which were by the Coalition government?

    The "4 out of 97 stories could be considered to contain bias" review was by the ABC, commissioned by the board
  7. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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    For @fatprop
  8. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    I thought Turnbull did an "efficiency review" (ie how much will we cut your budget) not editorial
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  12. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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    [IMG]

    MT defending the indefensible (TA on ABC's budget cuts) is a measure of the man.
  13. Ruggo Mark Ella (57)

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    [quote="Braveheart81, post: 694137, member: 5694"]Are Malcolm Fraser and John Hewson progressive lefties now because most of their public comments are critical of Abbott and the Coalition Government.

    Some people seem to be running an argument that any criticism of a political party or policy means you are from the other side of the fence rather than being able to judge things on their merits.

    To go back to the TV issue, it would seem that no-one within the Coalition predicted what backlash there would be from commercial TV stations from any upping of SBS's ability to generate ad revenue.[/quote]

    Nah, it just makes them conservatives with a considered opinion.
  14. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  16. Runner Nev Cottrell (35)

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    The ABC is blotted and well overdue for an obesity diet.

    If the M Director cut Play school it shows how political agenda.

    Lets have 7.30 and 4 corners.

    Remove Lateline, Q&A, The Drum and Insiders etc where the controversy is located. Why so many left leaning people in that many shows. It is propaganda.

    Pass the budget. Whether he said no cuts or not to one supposed public service compared to a carbon tax lie is apples and oranges.
  17. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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    Inked?
  18. Ruggo Mark Ella (57)

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    What controversy? Far right paranoia doesn't really constitute controversy.
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  19. formerflanker John Solomon (38)

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    Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you.
    The challenge has been set - name one conservative presenter on the ABC. And no, Vanstone does not count.
    The ABC only uses left-of-centre presenters in its current affairs shows. That's not a paranoid statement, it's a statement of fact.
  20. Ruggo Mark Ella (57)

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    It's not a statement of fact because you're stereotyping of such presenters leanings is subjective at best.

    This government does not cope well with scrutiny and accountability and that is where the paranoia sets in.
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