Against the ALP’s ABC


from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger


 While I have not much faith in efficacy of petitions, there are some which ought to be signed:

To the President and members of the Senate

We the undersigned request that the Senate:

1) Conducts a complete review into the Australian Broadcasting Corporations Act 1983 and strengthens the ABC’s charter to remove any ambiguity;

2) Evaluates whether the ABC with its expanding media and online presence is making it impossible for independent media to compete;

3) Evaluates whether the ABC is suitably servicing the contract to run the Australia Network;

4) Reviews whether the ABC board including the Chairman is abiding by the charter;

5) Evaluates whether the Managing director of the ABC, Mark Scott, conducted himself appropriately when he decided to promote the Guardian’s spy allegations. Especially since it has emerged that the ABC refused requests from intelligence agencies to redact the material in the interests of national security.

Sign here.

  The Australian Broadcasting Commission is totally out of control. See




About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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3 Responses to Against the ALP’s ABC

  1. Tired Avenger says:

    People do not care. And when it is too late, they will say – see, there was nothing we could have done anyway.

  2. Pakeboo says:

    ABC forever!

  3. Fandke Oakey says:

    The ABC must be dismantled.

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