Ita stands for democracy in ABC double inquiries

The Federal Government accidentally takes on the ABC with a Senate Inquiry and faces the full wrath of its chair.
Ita Buttrose calm about the ABC

At the age of 79, beloved by millions, veteran of culture wars from generations when discretion, a steady gaze, and deftly concealed contempt were vital weapons, Ita Buttrose is punishing the Federal Government for thinking she is a populist walkover.

As we know, the Federal Government grinds away at the ABC with hearings, inquiries, reports and parliamentary accusations in a chain of malice which has no end. Both parties do it. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.