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Aunty responsible for awkward family dinner

One of many ABC offices in Australia. Photo: Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr

One of many ABC offices in Australia. Photo: Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr

By Shannon Power

As a tax payer funded media organisation, the ABC is under constant scrutiny about its content.

Especially when it comes to comedy and satire.  The ABC often comes under fire when shows push the boundaries

Take for example the ABC’s infamous Chaser team who again courted controversy during the final episode of its election show The Hamster Decides.

They simulated Sky News commentator and staunch critic of the ABC, Chris Kenny having sex with a dog and later being fed to a pool of sharks.

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