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Your views: on firetrap buildings, ABC cuts, and Julian Assange

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Today, readers comment on a State Government refusal to publically identify Adelaide buildings at extreme risk of fire due to cladding, ABC job and funding cuts and the legal quagmire facing the Wikileaks founder.

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Commenting on the story: Minister snuffs out council push to name at-risk flammable buildings

The government is really between a rock and a hard place on the question of publically releasing the locations of buildings identified as at risk from flammable cladding.

Citing security concerns and other reasons for not releasing is understandable to some extent.

The downside is that the information vacuum becomes filled with rumours, partial truths, myths and misconceptions, tagging incorrect buildings, which could be much more damaging to community confidence and unfairly taint industry. – Philip Blake

Commenting on the story: ABC to axe more jobs as funding freeze bites

An absolute tragedy! The national broadcaster crippled by the shortsightedness of the federal government and its funding cuts.

The brilliant work done by the staff at the ABC represents real investigative journalism with a mostly balanced perspective.

When the journalists/staff are retrenched it’ll be hard to replace them with suitably qualified competent personnel.

For truly biased opinion, look to some of the commercial broadcasters with their ‘cash for comment’ and ‘shock jocks’ who blatantly misrepresent the facts to bolster their ratings.

Hands off our ABC, please. – Roy Grantham

Commenting on the story: Assange denied computer and delay to US extradition case

As one who feels greatly for Assange I would like to see him released.

On the other hand, one must wonder why the US are pursuing this case.

Surely they would be better served if the whole Assange story would go away.

No doubt many of Assange’s supporters are grateful for the ongoing reminder that all Wikileaks did was to publish the fact that the US Military murdered journalists and innocent civilians. – Robert Jameson

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