Sky News removed from Melbourne railway stations after extremist interview

VIC Gov Yanks Sky News From Those Train Station Screens Everyone Ignores

VIC Gov Yanks Sky News From Those Train Station Screens Everyone Ignores

"The controversy that has surrounded Sky News' airing of that interview on Sunday has given me and indeed, not just me many other companies around the country, the opportunity to pause and reflect about what's appropriate", the minister said.

Mr Mitchell slammed the decision calling it a censorship on what the public can see and questioned Ms Allan after she admitted to not seeing the whole interview and only excerpts.

Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan confirmed the decision earlier this morning via Twitter, asserting that "hatred and racism have no place on our screens or in our community".

Allan told 3AW on Thursday morning the government had made a decision to pull Sky from station screens because there had a been "number of interviews that had started to go down a slippery slope".

The news screened at the City Loop stations is provided by a third party advertising supplier which has agreed to immediately remove the broadcaster's coverage from the screens.

'I'm a bit anxious about a minister in government making a decision to ban something without having seen it, ' he said. This interview serves as the final straw.

Ms Allan said she had been concerned about the quality and content shown on the TVs for a while and had spoken to Metro Trains previously about improving such.

Russian Federation warns of 'horrible conflict' if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Margvelashvili was speaking at a meeting with the foreign ministers of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia in Tbilisi. The Russian prime minister described NATO's eastward expansion as a major security threat to Russia.

I think I've got a responsibility as the public transport minister to ensure that passengers aren't bombarded with what's really shocking content and messages.

She denied Sky was being banned but said "no broadcaster, it doesn't matter which media outlet they're from, has the right to broadcast on our public transport asset".

Queensland's metro service, Translink, has also received requests to follow Victoria's decision.

They replied with, "I can pass through feedback to the relevant department to have this looked into if you'd like".

Sky News host David Speers told the minister that the offending Cottrell interview did not actually appear on the CBD station screens.

Sky News has been contacted for comment.

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