Melbourne [AAP] Cardinal George Pell is continuing to deny groping allegations against him and says he deserves ‘a fair go’. Speaking in Rome on Thursday, Cardinal Pell said he would not participate in a trial by media. Two men have... Read More →
The group Friends of the ABC says the National Party has not responded to a recent survey it sent to federal candidates in Page and Richmond and requests to meet with the party’s Page MP Kevin Hogan and Richmond candidate Matthew Fraser were ‘ignored’.
Following the tabloid media frenzy over the appearance of one former Islamic extremist on the Q&A program last week, Northern Rivers Friends of the ABC have moved to defend the public broadcaster.
A former Lismore Southern Cross University music student will have one of her songs played nationally on the ABC’s Rage program.
Canberra [AAP] Malcolm Turnbull wants the ABC board to have more power to help ensure the broadcaster remains impartial. But the communications minister denies that amounts to political interference. The ABC will be forced to operate with $254 million less... Read More →
Story from abc.net.au/news The Australia Network has gone off the air after the federal government withdrew funding for the broadcaster earlier this year. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade cut Australia’s international television service, which had broadcast content to... Read More →
Northern Rivers residents have been urged to write to all relevant politicians in an effort to maintain the independence of the ABC. With scores of jobs set to be axed, the northern rivers branch of Friends of the ABC has said the federal government is breaking yet another election promise.
Mathias Cormann has played down claims the government could soon introduce a pay-per-view system for the ABC's iView service.
Melbourne [AAP] Hundreds attended a rally in central Melbourne on Saturday to call on the Abbott government not to cut funding to the public broadcaster ABC. The crowd was reminded of prime minister Tony Abbott’s pre-election pledge that there would... Read More →
Jill Keogh, Federal. The ABC, our dear Aunty, has been attacked again by a right-wing government. Yawn. Right on cue! When will they ever learn that we, the people, love the venerable old girl?
Prime minister Tony Abbott may be a fan of institutional inquiries and a critic of supposed ABC bias, but he has nothing to gain by responding to calls for yet another review of the ABC.
To the extent that it hadn't before, the war on whistleblowers and journalists that has been waged in the US and the UK for the past several years has now been opened in Australia.
Mandy Nolan Pianist and singer Jan Preston is a boogie and ragtime piano player with a personality that has made her a hit with audiences around the country. She comes to Mullumbimby this weekend to put the boogie back into... Read More →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usTL5q4nTKM Mandy Nolan People who love music love music trivia. This was something writer, producer and comedian Brian Nankervis knew from the outset. In fact, this mainstay of the comedy industry (originally known for his character Raymond J... Read More →