Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, September 16, 2004
LAST THURSDAY, reader RA took the trouble of emailing this post to Ms Louise Yaxley and Mr Mark Colvin of Radio National's PM programme.

He received this curious reply:
I must advise that you will only continue to receive responses, or your comments continue to be noted, if you submit your correspondence in writing to Audience & Consumer Affairs, our email address is:

Once again, the ABC specifically asks that you do not continue to email individual members of staff. Should you continue to do so, the ABC will review its correspondence with you to determine whether the Corporation is obliged to continue noting or responding to your comments and complaints.

As Auntie has said to me often before: "Why should I have to trash my own emails? That's what workers are for."