"There are rumours that the ABC is about to hold another review into its complaints system... " writes Jonathan Holmes in an article published on ABC Alumini's website this month. Guess which 'sly and crafty' media outlet is behind the push?
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"The last [review], in 2009, recommended the abolition of the Independent Complaints Review Panel, the ICRP, because it was an expensive and time-consuming duplication of the role of the regulator, the ACMA.
One of that review’s authors was then ABC Chairman Maurice Newman – now a columnist at The Australian and one of the ABC’s most trenchant critics.
Eleven years later, here we go again. News Corp Australia is in the forefront of calls for a more “independent” ABC complaints system.
Meanwhile, what used to be “recognised standards” for all journalism, public or commercial, are nowhere to be found at News Corp’s own Sky News."