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Notice given 5 December 2000

789  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate condemns Australian Broadcasting Corporation management, in particular, the Managing Director, Mr Jonathan Shier, for:

(a) diverting taxpayers money from programming to management;

(b) reacting to criticism by gutting Media Watch ;

(c) shafting the science unit;

(d) dismantling centres of excellence;

(e) creating an atmosphere of fear; and

(f) failing to present an alternative vision to justify this ‘bull-in-a-china-shop’ behaviour.