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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Abbott vs Bernardi on cuts to the ABC

Extreme right wing Senator Cory Bernardi today called for the ABC's budget to be cut. abc-logos

Yesterday, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had "no plans" to cut the ABC.

The opposition will hold the Prime Minister to account for this promise.

If the Government cuts the ABC's budget, this will be another broken promise.

"Tony Abbott should put Malcolm Turnbull's old friend Cory Bernardi back in his box," Mr Clare said.

"Instead of attacking broadcasters and journalists, the Coalition should start acting like the adult Government they told the Australian people they would be," Ms Rowland said.