Re: Inquiry into ABC needed
ABC audiences have observed first hand the result of the ABC’s backdoor privatisation that Quentin Dempster outlined in ‘Deliberate dismantling of our diminished ABC continues’ (The Age, August 4). Many programs screened on ABC TV are now barely distinguishable from offerings on commercial channels.
The ABC was envisaged as a producer of programs of cultural value and intellectual integrity. Instead, Australia’s public broadcaster is being transformed into a platform for programs that are made by the same companies that make programs for commercial television, and with an eye to commercial sales after first screening on the ABC.