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ABC accused of ‘peddling nonsense’ by Frankston locals (and the mayor!)

Tom Elliott
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The ABC has come under fire for being “elitist” and “peddling nonsense” after it branded Frankston “isolated and insecure” and failed to cater to “certain ethnic groups” in a recent report.

Local business owners and community leaders are now considering lodging a formal complaint to the Australian Press Council.

Former Australian cricketer John Hastings, who now runs Mr Frankie – a local café – told Tom Elliott he did not take kindly to the claims.

“It’s certainly not what I see,” he said.

The issue prompted a flood of calls from Frankston residents.

Even the local mayor rang in to have his say.

“I was very annoyed and disappointed,” councillor Kris Bolam said of the report.

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Tom Elliott
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