The ABC have had the week from hell, with resignations, terminations and scandal wreaking havoc on the corporation from every angle.
And newly released footage showed a Listen Out Sydney music festival reveller rubbing salt on the wound, as he was filmed urinating on an ABC news van during the festivities.
Instagram account browncardigan uploaded the lurid footage with the caption ‘hasn’t the ABC been p**sed on enough this week?’
Newly released footage showed a Listen Out Sydney music festival reveller (pictured) rubbing salt on the wound, as he was filmed urinating on an ABC news van during the festivities
In the footage, a young man with a blonde man bun and khaki bomber jacket has his back turned to the camera as he leaned up against the van.
He then turned around, zipped up his black trousers and walked nonchalantly from the vehicle.
When he realised he’d attracted a crowd, including somebody who recorded the entire act, he smiled and made a hand motion at the camera, before walking off screen.
In the footage, people can be heard laughing, before somebody reminds the festival-goer ‘its your ABC too’.
A young man with a blonde man bun and khaki bomber then turned around, zipping up his black trousers and walking nonchalantly from the vehicle
The footage left the account’s followers divided, garnering more than 2,000 likes as well as comments unleashing expletive laden tirades against the young man.
It comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanded the ABC ‘get back to work’ after a leadership crisis at the national broadcaster claimed the scalps of its chairman and managing director.
‘I think the ABC needs to stop talking about itself and get back to work,’ he said on Sunday.
When he realised he’d attracted a crowd, including somebody who recorded the entire act, he smiled and made a hand motion at the camera, before walking off screen
Former ABC chairman Justin Milne, a friend and business associate of Malcolm Turnbull, was forced to resign after it was revealed he demanded several journalists be sacked to appease the federal government.
Mr Morrison said he didn’t know what was in Mr Milne’s mind at the time, but he expected the ABC board under acting chairwoman Kirstin Ferguson to do better.
‘Dr Ferguson needs to get on and settle the ship down to make sure they get back to doing what they should be doing in an independent and an unbiased way, to get the facts right, and to ensure they perform the duties the Australian people pay them to do,’ he said.
‘I expect the ABC board to do better. And if they don’t, well, they can expect a bit more attention from me.’