Conservative hosts on the ABC as well as budget cuts

Late in 2014 the ABC employed conservative commentator Tom Switzer to run “Between the Lines”.  Switzer was a fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs and an opinion editor of The Australian.  This is on top of massive cuts to the ABC: a $254 million cut over five years and more than 300 redundancies.  Now we have Switzer interviewing Lord Nigel Lawson.  Together they dismiss action on climate as a sham.   For example, they agree that it is immoral to be slowing India’s use fossil fuels as this is how India can take its population out of poverty and disease.
(ABC Between the Lines: 21 May 2015)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/betweenthelines/new-climate-deal-faces-hurdles/6481810

(Crikey: 16 Jan 2015)
http://www.crikey.com.au/2015/01/16/another-conservative-host-at-aunty-switzers-new-show-unveiled/?wpmp_switcher=mobile

(Australian Business Review 24/11/2014: Behind pay wall)
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/mark-scott-brings-in-tom-switzer-to-add-some-balance/story-e6frg996-1227132334077

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