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Australia, the magazine : Australia, the magazine
global austRaLIa’s Ask any Australian about the ABC and they'll have an opinion. There's the toddler who loves kids show Bananas in Pyjamas, the septuagenarian who listens to late- night Radio Australia, the tradesman who gets his cricket on his radio, and the teenager listening to his favourite new music on the Triple J website. There's also an international audience as well, both for radio and television. Of course, passion combined with opinion means controversy, and the ABC is often at the centre of heated debate over its programming and its role. Mark Scott joined the ABC as managing director in 2006 after 12 years with leading newspaper company Fairfax Media. Here he outlines his vision for the ABC's future, as it pushes into digital media and expands its broadcasting to the world. first person AUSTRALIA IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ITS PUBLIC BROADCASTER, THE ABC. MARK SCOTT IS THE ABC'S MANAGING DIRECTOR AND IS STEERING IT INTO THE DIGITAL AGE. 120