Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ABC responds to our query

An email from ABC Corporate Affairs [7/4/09] responding to our query of 1 April (see below):

Thank you for your email. I am sorry that you are disappointed with the amount of News Limited staff who appear on ABC services. The ABC aims to provide programming which is relevant to the wide range of tastes, views and preferences of our audience but does not favour any one view in particular. Please be assured that the ABC does pay careful attention to what you tell us, whether supportive or critical. Your comments have been noted and passed on to the News and Current Affairs division, so that they are aware of your concerns.

In regard to the appointment of a Staff elected representative on the ABC Board, Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband,Communications and the Digital Economy announced in October 2008 that "...the Government will ... reinstate the position of staff-elected director on the ABC Board". A link to the media release follows for your information:

I hope this helps. Thank you for taking the time to write and provide your feedback, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,

Audience & Consumer Affairs

Unfortunately they didn't provide us with the statistics of the number of complaints they've received about the issue.

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