ABC Media Watch | 27 May 2013

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Media Watch 270513Media Watch: Disclosing the funding of think tanks

ABC1’s program investigating media and public affairs turned its attention once again to Australia’s top eight think tanks (which gratifyingly includes CPD).

Of these eight, CPD is one of only three which have a policy of disclosing funders (other than small, individual funders who wish to remain anonymous).

Media Watch researchers put a list of searching questions to each think tank, and published the responses on its website. Miriam Lyons’s original response on behalf of CPD, alongside responses from the McKell Institute, Grattan Institute, Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney Institute, The Australia Institute and Per Capita, while the Institute of Public Affairs’ brief reply is summarised in the transcript.

Read CPD’s funding disclosure replies: abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/1317_cpd.pdf

Read the full transcript and play back the segment: abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3768536.htm

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