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Old 4th Dec 2013, 01:00
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500N
 
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7x7

I like that.



I also see in the media something about cutting funding to the ABC
and making them take subscriptions and adverts.

If this comes off, it could be good. At least it is a "shot across the bows"
to the ABC that they overstepped the mark.

"Senator Bernardi's call for ABC funding cuts, which he made in an interview on ABC radio on Wednesday morning, comes amid widespread anger within the Coalition about the ABC's collaboration with The Guardian Australia to report on the alleged phone-tapping of the Indonesian President, its perceived left-wing tendencies and its $1.2 billion annual budget.
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Such is the ABC-directed anger within the government that, in a rare move, Prime Minister Tony Abbott publicly condemned the chief executive of the national broadcaster, Mark Scott, for exercising "very, very poor judgment"
by publishing the Indonesian spying revelations, leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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