Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for the Left’s trashing of civil society, Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi said today.
His comments come as an Australian Communications and Media Authority investigation cleared the ABC’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard of any wrongdoing for calling Conservative candidate Kevin Bailey AM a c… live on air.
“It’s one thing if the commercial stations think there is a market for crassness and abuse of conservatives, but it is entirely inappropriate for this to be paid for by the Australian taxpayer,” Senator Bernardi said.
“The ABC is out of control and needs to be dramatically trimmed back to its core business of providing news and current affairs particularly for rural and regional areas.”
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