Could the ABC be changing? Supporters of Dick Smith Fair Go will know the book ‘Overloading Australia’ by environmental experts, William J. Lines and Dr Mark O’Connor, which mentions how the ABC, over many years, has been quite biased on the population growth issue. The Dick Smith Fair Go Group even ran an advertisement in relation to this (see below).
However, things could be changing for the better. I have been interviewed for the programme by Ben Knight and I’m hoping some of the Dick Smith Fair Go Group’s ideas will be communicated fairly.
That is, that every Aussie family has a population plan, but our politicians don’t. I was asked a question about the ageing population and explained that you certainly can’t solve that in the long term by bringing in more immigrants because of course, they get older and the problem becomes worse – it’s a classic Ponzi Scheme.
Please watch both programmes and most importantly, post your comments and questions to the Q&A website here or Tweet during the programme using #QandA. If you’d like to join the discussion and can attend the Sydney, ABC Ultimo Studios at 8.30pm on Monday night, you can register to be in the audience here.
This is a vital opportunity to support the cause with some pointed questions to Q&A, particularly, if some of the Pro-Development Lobby make any outrageous statements, hinting that you can have perpetual growth in a finite world – Tweet the truth!
It’ll be fascinating to see how the ABC treats this important issue and whether they reflect what 8/10 Australians want – which is a population plan.