There is no ad-free media.

Commercial media promotes goods, services, functions and political messages for those prepared to pay for this service.

The government-owned ABC also runs incessant ads. However, ABC ads promote the ABC, its own programs, and its black-red-green-rainbow political agenda. This agenda does not serve most of the net payers of tax who fund their propaganda.

Since the days of the gold rush and the wool boom Australia has relied on mining, grazing, farming, forestry and fishing. Then processing, refining and manufacturing industries were developed with our cheap reliable coal and hydro-powered electricity. We even built our own cars and lawn mowers.

But their ABC opposes our backbone industries and promotes the globalist agenda for expensive intermittent “green” electricity plus more electric vehicles. More demand for electricity, with intermittent and unreliable supply, means that blackouts are inevitable.

ABC also supports migrants, even those despising traditional Australian values. But it opposes expansion of the industries needed to support more consumers.

It promotes net zero energy but opposes net zero immigration. This is a recipe for more poverty for working people.

When the real danger to life on Earth is the next Ice Age, the ABC magnifies and twists every weather event into “evidence” of global warming, or their new scare story – “weird weather”. It worships models of doom and promotes eco-anxiety among children and childish adults.

And despite our emphatic “No” to the black Voice referendum, their ABC gives that favoured group a loud tax-payer funded Voice.

“Time’s Up” for the ABC. We should sell it for whatever it will bring.

Do it now – it will be worth less tomorrow.

Viv Forbes is a geologist/pastoralist who has walked along or been flooded by many rivers of Qld and NT. He and his wife have fed starving stock in the droughts and carted water for them. They have built, deepened or repaired at least 23 farm and station dams and managed construction and operation of mine dams. When Viv was employed by the Queensland State Government as a field mapping geologist they inspected the Nathan Gorge Dam site in 1964, 60 years ago. This dam was first proposed in 1922. It is still undeveloped over 100 years later.