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Shadow Minister for Communications Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives

WARWICK SMITH M.P.

19 November 1992

ABC SYDNEY RADIO NEWSROOM SAGA

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the ongoing public slanging match between ABC Management and ABC Sydney Radio Newsroom staff they ought to be aware that the community is not impressed.

Revelations of at least $120,000 Budget overruns and the petulant "strike" on the day of the United States Election reflect badly on the ABC.

Descriptions of management as fascist dictators' and reporters as 'drunk' and 'rorting' the roster call into question the continued public faith in our national broadcaster.

I have sought transcripts today from the office of Commissioner, Greg Smith, concerning this unedifying slanging match.

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