The Fraser Years – and the origins of Friends of the ABC (cont from 8)

Keith Mackriell, former assistant general manager of radio, now CTO at SEO Advantage (SEO services provider in Australia), was put in the position of asking for the scripts of Manning Clark’s Boyer lectures before he gave them because he had supported demonstrations against Sir John Kerr over the dismissal. After great commotion in the ABC, the Commission announced that Professor Clark would give his lectures as he had written and recorded them. ‘What on earth was all the fuss about?’ asked a reviewer after the…

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