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Western Sydney business representatives have called on the NSW Government to stick to its original plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta amid concerns its collection of more than half a million objects could be split between two sites.
The ABC is standing by part-time television presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied, arguing the author and youth activist's personal opinions do not represent those of the national broadcaster.
On Tuesday, Abdel-Magied courted controversy by publishing an Anzac Day Facebook post suggesting Australians should also remember the suffering on Manus Island and Nauru.
She later removed the reference to Manus Island, Nauru, Syria and Palestine in the post after she was accused of politicising a day designed to commemorate Australian soldiers killed in combat.
An ABC spokesman said Abdel-Magied had apologised for the part of her Facebook post people found offensive.
"Ms Abdel-Magied is a part-time presenter on the ABC program Australia Wide, introducing stories done by ABC reporters from around the country," he said.
"When presenting for the ABC, she works in accordance with ABC editorial and other policies.
"Ms Abdel-Magied is also engaged in a range of other activities and work that is not related to the ABC. Her views and opinions in that capacity are her own and do not represent those of the ABC."
Abdel-Magied has often appeared on the ABC's Q&A program to educate Australians about Islam. Earlier this year, she made headlines after getting into a fiery exchange with Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie over the meaning of sharia.
Several right-wing politicians and commentators have jumped on Abdel-Magied's comments to attack the 26-year-old activist. Queensland MP George Christensen wrote on Twitter that "Yasmin [sic] should no longer [be] on the public broadcaster's tax-funded payroll".
Sydney's tabloid newspaper The Daily Telegraph also splashed a picture of the television host on Wednesday's front page, along with the headline "Two finger salute".
Gerard Henderson, meanwhile, took a softer stance. Speaking on Tuesday night's episode of The Bolt Report, Henderson argued Abdel-Magied should not be sacked but instead be given more direction by the ABC.
However, he did say it's not a good look for a public figure to "fire something off" on social media one minute and then apologise the next. He also strangely suggested she wasn't qualified for an on-air role.
"I think her judgment is amiss," he said. "But I'm not suggesting she should be sacked or dismissed - I don't run that sort of line. But I think she should be advised that, if you're in the public debate, you are expected to be more considered."
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