Tag: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Chinese Ambassador Asks Australia’s Taxpayer-Funded ABC to Report More Positively on China

China’s ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian on Friday visited the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney as he encouraged the taxpayer-funded media organisation to adopt a more Beijing-friendly narrative. Xiao was greeted by the ABC’s top figures, including ABC News Deputy Director Gavin Fang and Director of Domestic and International Editorial Department…


Australian PM Dismisses Opposition’s Plan to Counter China’s Pacific Engagement

The incumbent Australian Coalition government has panned the opposition Labor Party’s newly released Pacific engagement policy, saying it added “nothing new” to existing initiatives to engage with nations in the region. The Labor Party, on April 26, released its alternative “whole of government effort” Pacific strategy amid ongoing concerns about a security deal between the…


‘Nothing New’: Australian PM Pans Opposition’s Pitch to Up Pacific Engagement

The incumbent Australian Coalition government has panned the opposition Labor Party’s newly released Pacific engagement policy, saying it added “nothing new” to existing initiatives to engage with nations in the region. The Labor Party, on April 26, released its alternative “whole of government effort” Pacific strategy amid ongoing concerns about a security deal between the…


Australian Government Ends Funding Freeze for Public Broadcasters ABC and SBS

The Australian government has ended its $84 million (US$59.4 million), three-year funding freeze of the country’s two public broadcasters in the run-up to the next federal election. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher made the surprise announcement on Feb. 7, which will unlock $4.2 billion (US$2.8 billion) of extra funding until 2025. Fletcher, however, cautioned the Australian…


ABC Complaints Inquiry: The Taxpayer Funded Organisation Is Not Beyond Public Scrutiny

Commentary On Sunday, ABC Chair Ita Buttrose released a blistering statement in response to New South Wales, Senator Andrew Bragg, setting up a senate inquiry to review the ABC complaints process. The complaints process for the ABC has been scandal ridden, with months of intense criticism, including over the handling of editorial failings of the…


Taxpayer Funded ABC Not Beyond Public Scrutiny

Commentary On Sunday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Chair Ita Buttrose released a blistering statement in response to New South Wales Senator Andrew Bragg, setting up a senate inquiry to review the ABC complaints process. The complaints process for the ABC has been scandal ridden, with months of intense criticism, including over the handling of…


Xi Jinping Calls For More ‘Loveable’ Portrayal of Beijing Likely to Spur Engagement From Chinese Experts, Media

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s calls for a more “loveable” portrayal of the CCP on the world stage will result in a major charm offensive from Beijing, but no slowdown to its aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, according to experts. In late May, Xi reportedly told a “study session” conducted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s…


Xi Jinping Calls for More ‘Lovable’ Portrayal of Beijing Likely to Spur Engagement From Chinese Experts, Media

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s calls for a more “lovable” portrayal of the CCP on the world stage will result in a major charm offensive from Beijing, but no slowdown to its aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, according to experts. In late May, Xi reportedly told a “study session” conducted by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)…


Xi Jinping’s Calls for More ‘Lovable’ Portrayal of Beijing Likely to Spur Engagement From Chinese Experts, Media

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s calls for a more “lovable” portrayal of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the world stage will result in a major charm offensive from Beijing, but no slowdown to its aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, according to experts. In late May, Xi reportedly told a “study session” conducted by the CCP’s…


Why Porter Can’t Claim Victory After Dropping ABC Defamation Case

Commentary Former Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation action against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and journalist Louise Milligan, declaring that the settlement of the case was a “humiliating” outcome for the ABC. Speaking late on Monday outside the court after a settlement was agreed to, Porter said, “That is a humiliating backdown for…