It has been out ABC's mental health week. When I first heard of it, I rolled my eyes and expected a lot of worthy but boring and tedious stuff. I should have known better. Good broadcasting can make the dullest of subjects interesting, amusing and yet still get the message across. While I have not burrowed to any depth or with intent, what I have heard on ABC Local Radio, Radio National and ABC TV has been terrific. Well done to all.
Political parties always promise to not cut funding to our ABC broadcaster before they are elected, and once they are, they cut funding. Prime Minister Abbott is following a well worn path and the governing Liberal Party is cutting funding to our ABC.
In my opinion the ABC should be better funded. If you compare what it achieves on not very much money compared to the BBC, our ABC is a very lean organisation.
Mental health is not something that is readily discussed but I reckon it touches most of us at times. Think about who you know.
On tv I am watching the very entertaining one off ABC production Friday Night Crack Up, a two hour ABC variety show. Just wonderful talent.