"Prohibiting former politicians and senior government staffers from the ABC and SBS board is a crucial step toward restoring the political independence and accountability of our national broadcasters," says Australian Greens Communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.
"It will go some way towards repairing the damage done by Prime Minister Howard, however this does not make up for the Radio National program cuts which were also announced today."
"It is essential that our national broadcasters are adequately resourced."
"When the ABC and SBS funding reviews take place next year, they must not be left wanting in the face of economic downturn and bank bailouts.
"The Greens will pursue adequate resources for our national broadcasters in Senate estimates next week," Senator Ludlam concluded.
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