UPDATE: Eastley’s comments were “indicative of an attitude” at the ABC, claimed Vanstone, after revelations emerged that the ABC had removed the “controversial” parts from the interview transcript. Amanda, surely you have more important issues to deal with, such as ensuring no more Australian citizens are deported.
For the record, the ABC really shouldn’t be changing the online transcript of the interview. If Eastley truly misspoke (?!), they could acknowledge this at the bottom of the page, but deleting questions from the public record simply provides ammunition to the ABC-haters that the national broadcaster is hiding something.