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Kim Dalton

Former Head of ABC Television Kim Dalton’s Platform Paper argues that the ABC ignores and ultimately betrays its wider responsibilities to government and to our culture. Children’s television is a clear example.

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Kim Dalton’s forensic assault on the ABC in the latest Currency Press Platform Paper focuses on his own area of responsibility - the drama, children’s programs, comedy, factual and general entertainment which is run by ABC TV.  Using this, he describes a broadcaster which is out of control, beyond scrutiny and indifferent to government.

About the author

Kim Dalton has worked in the film industry since 1974. He has been an independent producer, the Melbourne Investment Manager for the Film Finance Corporation, Manager of Acquisitions and Development for Beyond International, the Chief Executive of the Australian Film Commission, and the ABC Head of Television for seven years.