The national broadcaster has been ordered to pay costs. Which means you are paying costs. The ABC acquired and used stolen property to illegally slander combat veterans, were raided by police investigating the broader crime and then used taxpayers’ money to buy their way out of trouble. The bill is being sent to you. Meanwhile, the ABC gives generous space this morning to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr who strenuousy opposes the Morrison government’s religious freedom bill:
That describes perfectly how the ABC sees itself. As welcome as today’s Federal Court decision is, we still await criminal charges and arrests. If you or I received such classified material and crowed about the fact – while also publishing our version of what it supposedly proved – we would be prosecuted and jailed. So will the Morrison government have the guts to pursue this all the way? Of course not.