ABC investigation into this week’s Q&A episode

This week’s episode of Q&A on ABC television (broadcast Monday, 4 November 2019), in which some panelists used offensive language and called for or endorsed violence, has generated significant community concern.

“The ABC has this afternoon announced that it will investigate whether the program met the ABC’s editorial standards. This is appropriate,” said the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher.

Under its legislation the ABC has editorial independence. Editorial judgments are a matter for Board and management.

Media contacts:

Minister Fletcher: Brad Hatch | 0448 162 679 |
Rebecca Papillo | 0439 892 771 |