Australian Conservatives leader and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has repeated his calls for radical reform of the national broadcaster as it held its first ever public meeting at its Ultimo headquarters in Sydney today.
ABC executives answered questions from an audience attending the meeting and those following it online about political bias against anything on the right of politics.
Senator Bernardi said, “It has long been my view that the ABC is out of control and programs like Q & A push an agenda that is not in our national interest.
“Every week their panel is virtually unrepresentative of mainstream Australia while trying to promote radical ideas and a leftist agenda. This is in breach of their charter and the board and management of the ABC need to do something about it.
If they don’t or won’t, there is an even stronger case for the comprehensive structural reforms I outlined more than five years ago.