A victory of sorts

Posted by – 6 August, 2015

Abbott holds firm:

The ABC board has agreed to move the Q&A panel discussion program into the News Division.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott banned his frontbench from appearing on the show after it allowed former terrorism suspect and convicted criminal Zaky Mallah into the live studio audience to question a Government frontbencher in May.

Last month Tony Abbott wrote to ABC board chairman James Spigelman saying it would be appropriate to move the program from the Television Division of the ABC into the News Division.

“Frontbenchers look forward to resuming their participation on Q&A once this move takes place,” Mr Abbott wrote.