Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning called Tony Abbott a liar on national television.
Speaking on SBS News the night before the election, Tony Abbott said:
“No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS.”
Since that lie Tony Abbott has cut more than $240 million from the ABC and SBS.
Malcolm Turnbull has said that there is more to come and these cuts will be “substantial.”
Yet the Prime Minister and his team have steadfastly refused to admit this broken promise.
This morning, that changed.
Speaking to Chris Uhlmann on the ABC AM program and being broadcast live across Australia on ABC News Breakfast Malcolm Turnbull said:
“Look we are making cuts to the ABC and SBS budget, that is true.”
The Prime Minister should admit that he has broken his promise not to cut the ABC and SBS or be a man of his word and reverse the cuts to the ABC and SBS budgets.
THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2014
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