Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media at Parliament House, Canberra Thursday, 5 June, 2014.
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media at Parliament House, Canberra Thursday, 5 June, 2014. AAP Image - Gary Schafer

Turnbull labelled a 'bullshitter' for defending cuts to ABC

SEVERAL hundred people filled Town Hall Square on Saturday to protest at the $254 million cuts and a forecast 400 job losses at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with prominent journalist Quentin Dempster describing Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull as "a bullshitter".

They chanted "No ifs, No buts. No ABC Cuts" and waved banners reminding Prime Minister Tony Abbott of his election-eve pledge of no cuts to the ABC or SBS.

Presenter and ABC journalist Quentin Dempster said Dateline had been gutted of its reporting strength and was reportedly to be made "lighter".

"To make it lighter in an age of geopolitical tensions, terror, Corruption and inhumanity is laughable," he said.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

 


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