ABC’s Own Audit Finds Bias in Its Coverage of The Voice

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An internal Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report has found that the public broadcaster gave more twice the amount of coverage to content in favour of The Voice proposal to change the Constitution, than it did to negative or undecided views.
The Voice was a referendum to determine whether an indigenous “Voice to Parliament” should be enshrined in the Constitution. The official campaign period started on Aug. 30, 2023 and the vote occurred on Oct. 14, with 60.06 percent voting “no.”
The ABC established a Referendum Coverage Review Committee (RCRC) in July 2023 to review its content of the vote.
ABC’s Coverage
Millions of people engaged with the ABC’s referendum content across various platforms, which included 243 digital articles, which accumulated 30.4 million page views, and 98.4 million engaged minutes….


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