The Turnbull government has voted against a motion committing the lower house to never support the privatisation of the ABC.
The Turnbull government has voted against a motion committing the lower house to never support the privatisation of the ABC.

Government blocks debate on ABC privatisation

THE Turnbull government has blocked attempts by the federal opposition to commit to not privatising the ABC.

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus sought to move a motion in parliament on Monday resolving the lower house would "never support the privatisation of the ABC", and for an $83 million funding cut be reversed.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister Steve Ciobo were forced to desert European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in the middle of a press conference in order to block debate on the motion.



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