The ABC is not an indulgence
The ABC is a public good.
The Liberal Party's Federal Council recently voted two to one for privatisation of the ABC.
Young Liberals president Harry Stutchbury publicly claimed that the "ABC is an indulgence Australia can no longer afford".
One wonders what kinds of professors taught him.
In fact, the ABC is an outstanding public broadcaster operating at very low cost as has recently been demonstrated, again, by its chair Justin Milne.
Quite apart from that, the Young Liberals should understand the difference between public service organisations and private sector businesses.
Public service organisations do not exist to make money.
They exist to provide quality public services and this makes for a completely different approach and culture.
Private businesses exist to make money for private gain.
There are plenty such media organisations in Australia.
The ABC is neither an indulgence nor an expense that cannot be afforded.
Email, 21 Jun 2018
Klaas Woldring, Pearl Beach
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