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What does the Committee suggest that Friends of the ABC (ACT) should do re Shier's forthcoming address at the National Press Club in Canberra? (Tues 6 March).

Should we demonstrate outside and/or buy tickets to attend and then ask him "relentless" questions?

Should we wear our FABC badges?

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2001


publicise it widely, wouldn't it be fantastic to get a 1000 people at the door. get the student union to spread the word to the uni students.

Yes get some folk inside too.

We can do this! Canberra folk have shown they are prepared to come out.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2001

Get as many people into the Press Club as possible.Relentless questioning is required.Rather than labelling selves as FABC,it would be better to be "ABC listeners & viewers".Surely that is who we all are & we care about Aunty.Badges frighten people esp those who know they're guilty of sabotage & worse.Those who can't & don't want to go inside, could demonstrate peacefully with placards.No noise.Impassioned people are not nice,apparently.Did you notice how Al Gore upset the people when he became heated even tho' it was for the best of reasons? It's a silly world, but we have to check the Rules of the Game.Best of luck!

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2001

Thanks Eva Court for the good suggestions re attendance at or outside the National Press Club when Shier presents his address.

I wonder what journos think about the Government's 'gagging' of the country's public, independent broadcaster (ABC) and what this might mean for responsibly-exercised freedom of speech in our democracy?

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2001

In relation to Shier's forthcoming National Press Club address - those who ask questions at the luncheons actually have to be journalists, so does anyone knows any members of the NPC or any journalists who will be attending? I am actually a member myself but will not be able to go.

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2001

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