Mar 12 2018

ACT Chief Minister Slams Canberra Journalists


A leaked recording of Andrew Barr slamming Canberra journalists has revealed plans for the ACT government to spend up big on external communications contracts.

The chief minister was speaking to a room full of public relation firms last week when he made it clear he wants a strategy to go around traditional media outlets after declaring he "hates journalists" and is "over the mainstream media".

Opposition Leader Alistair Coe has been quick to weigh in on the recording, saying it's a "dumb strategy" to attack journalists who "play a vital role in bringing integrity to stories and doing the research".

The chief minister has not responded to requests for an interview.

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