September 22

Our National Flag and the ABC


The ABCs publicity campaign for the 21 September instalment in its comedy series "At home with Julia", was controversial. The ABC chose to feature a scene in which the Prime Minister is on the floor with her partner in her office engaged in a sexual act, their bodies partially covered by an Australian flag .


Critics pointed out that this is a national symbol under which soldiers sailors and airmen have fought and paid to supreme sacrifice. It was said that the national broadcaster would most likely consider it culturally insensitive to use a foreign flag or the Aboriginal flag in similar circumstances.

It was also said that the programme demeaned the office of Prime Minister.

A Chinese media network told ACM that the Chinese would be shocked by reports of this program. You

This report was broadcast by the National TV network, Channel 9.


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