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April 15, 2021

Open letter to minister on his cuts to our ABC

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Jill Keogh, Federal

Dear Mr Turnbull. It must come as no surprise to you as a businessman wise in the ways of the money world, that the $254 million axed form the ABC could be saved/recouped in other directions. Let me give you a few suggestions:

1. Cut the ridiculous school chaplaincy program, absurd in a basically secular country.
2. Curb the global shenanigans of your ‘shirt-fronting’ colleague grandstanding globally on the downing of the Malaysian Airline plane.
3. Economise on talk-fests like G20 that produce nothing but humiliation for Australians witnessing the domestic feather-duster pecking of your colleague Tony Abbott in a global forum.
4. Take a few multinational corporations to task for their blatant tax-dodging activities, bound to be a cool billion there.
All or any of these suggestions Mr Turnbull will make you far fewer enemies than cuts to the ABC, which are seen for what they are: maliciously motivated and ultimately culturally and politically oppressive.

 


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SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

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