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Pauline Hanson says 'leftist' ABC and SBS should be sold





  • One Nation leader says she would 'cut out the ABC' because she is tired of them
  • Pauline Hanson also called for SBS to be privatised because 'we don't need it'
  • Queensland senator called for national broadcasters to be sold in Facebook chat 

By Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 08:17 EDT, 19 March 2017 | Updated: 08:17 EDT, 19 March 2017

Pauline Hanson has called for the ABC and SBS to be privatised because she dislikes their 'leftist attitude'.

The One Nation leader told her followers in a Facebook live video chat the taxpayer-funded national broadcasters needed to be sold off. 

'I'd cut out the ABC. I'm sick and tired of them with their leftist attitude. They are so left, and the SBS,' she said.

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Pauline Hanson says she would 'cut out the ABC' because she doesn't like their attitude Pauline Hanson says she would 'cut out the ABC' because she doesn't like their attitude

Pauline Hanson says she would 'cut out the ABC' because she doesn't like their attitude

One Nation barred ABC journalists from covering One Nation's election night event in Perth One Nation barred ABC journalists from covering One Nation's election night event in Perth

One Nation barred ABC journalists from covering One Nation's election night event in Perth

Pauline Hanson says SBS, which features newsreader Lee Lin Chin, isn't needed in Australia Pauline Hanson says SBS, which features newsreader Lee Lin Chin, isn't needed in Australia

Pauline Hanson says SBS, which features newsreader Lee Lin Chin, isn't needed in Australia

The Queensland senator, whose party is opposed to multiculturalism, said the ethnic minorities broadcaster SBS was no longer necessary in the internet age.

'Get rid of the SBS. We don't need it. People can hook in via their iPads or their whatever and they can look at the news they want to look at from their country of origin,' she said. 

'Why we are funding that? I don't think we need to.

'Sell it. Privatise it. Let them run it themselves and we can better use that money elsewhere.'

Pauline Hanson appeared on the ABC Insider's program two weeks ago to slam vaccinations Pauline Hanson appeared on the ABC Insider's program two weeks ago to slam vaccinations

Pauline Hanson appeared on the ABC Insider's program two weeks ago to slam vaccinations

Senator Hanson also took aim at the ABC's new managing director Michelle Guthrie's $900,000 salary without mentioning her by name.

'What they get paid is just ridiculous,' she said. 

Her comments about the ABC come a week after One Nation barred ABC journalists in Western Australia from entering her party's state election night event.

Two weeks ago, Senator Hanson told the ABC's Insiders program the federal government's 'no jab, no pay' program was a dictatorship because it cut welfare benefits to parents who failed to vaccinate their children.

She was interviewed by Barrie Cassidy, a former media adviser to Labor prime minister Bob Hawke.

The ABC costs more than $1 billion to run every financial year for operations and transmission The ABC costs more than $1 billion to run every financial year for operations and transmission

The ABC costs more than $1 billion to run every financial year for operations and transmission

The ABC and SBS were allocated more than $1.4 billion during the most recent federal budget The ABC and SBS were allocated more than $1.4 billion during the most recent federal budget

The ABC and SBS were allocated more than $1.4 billion during the most recent federal budget

Later in the Facebook chat, Senator Hanson called for the ABC to be overhauled so it concentrated more on rural and regional areas. 

In the 2016/17 budget, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was allocated more than a $1 billion for operations and transmission.

The Special Broadcasting Service, which recently aired a Face Up To Racism campaign, was given $379 million.  

Former Liberal prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott accused the ABC of left-wing bias but neither had proposed to privatise the national broadcaster.

Senator Hanson last year accused the Seven Network's Weekend Sunrise host Andrew O'Keefe of having left-wing bias, adding she would refuse to go on his program if he was hosting.

She didn't outline why she believed the ABC and SBS were left biased in the Facebook chat, which also covered One Nation's plans in Queensland to give the public more power to oppose new mosques.


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