The Vote: Why you won’t see a debate on the ABC

The latest leaders debate has been described as “messy” and a “joke” by observers. 
There’s one more debate to go before the election — but it won’t be hosted by the public broadcaster, the ABC — despite the organisation’s best efforts.
In fact, the ABC has been effectively sidelined, as the rocky relationship between the government and the national broadcaster continues to play out.
Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton, on the ABC’s doomed bid to host an election debate and what it says about the relationship between the Morrison government and the media. 

Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton.

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