Interesting news Gerry. ABC Australia have already immolated their credibility on the altar of political cover-up, and the documentation of that is extensive, professional and detailed - so this shameful episode will not be without extremely severe cost to them. Schapelle’s last book sold over 100,000 copies in the first year alone, is now tranlsated into six languages - and is STILL on the retail shelves eight years later (recently re-printed). Without doubt, there will be another blockbuster about Schapelle, and there is enough material on the despicable behaviour of Australia’s national broadcaster to fill a chapter - so unless the ABC does something dramatic and immediate to pull their charred integrity from the cinders, I’m certain the filthy ashes will cling to their reputation for many years to come.
Further, a previous Expendable researcher who agreed to an interview with ABC Australia, on condition the interaction would not be hostile and insulting, was immediately undermined. He was treated in an appalling manner, and subjected to blatant abuse. In other words, the ABC reneged on their promise without a second a thought.
So as much as I would like to see a dramatic turnaround, be careful and good luck. I’m sceptical. ABC Australia have done nothing to earn a shred of trust or credibility, which is why not a single campaigner will talk to them.