The Elferink – ABC biased reporting stoush is becoming symptomatic …

Comment on Elferink attacks ABC’s Four Corners: Royal Commission by John Bell.

The Elferink – ABC biased reporting stoush is becoming symptomatic of an increasingly polarised politicisation of the Royal Commission concept.
When you add to this mix the political reasons for the establishment of recent RCs, eg the Union RC, the Catholic Church RC and now the Don Dale RC, one begins to wonder about the objectivity, the effectiveness of the RC concept.
The legal fraternity boys and girls, from junior counsel to SCs, are on the biggest earner of all time, laughing all the way to the bank.
And the longer they can string an RC out, the louder we can hear them all laugh. A pity.

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