Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, January 30, 2004
MEANWHILE, poor old Richard Alston is still trying to find an independent venue for his complaints about ABC bias. The latest appeal has gone to the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

Biffer Balding's own internal enquiries found twelve instances of "serious bias", but concluded that was no problem. Already fixed that, said Biffer. Trust me.

Biff, we really, truly want to believe you.

And then we listen to Radio National.

Just in case Alston's feeling optimistic, here's the word from the ABA's website: Note that licence conditions contained in the Broadcasting Services Act (other than those for captioning) do not apply to ABC services. The ABC has its own Act and charter.

Just as well Biffer and the boys and girls of the commune don't have to deal with a straight judge.