A senior manager at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) had to remind staff to remain impartial, following accusations of bias in its coverage of the same-sex marriage debate. The email, sent to staff in ABC’s news division by the corporation’s editorial policy manager Mark Maley, included a reminder that the preferred terminology of ABC is ‘same-sex marriage’, rather than ‘marriage equality’, or ‘gay marriage’ Politicians have agreed to hold a postal vote on the redefinition of marriage. ABC is a publicly funded organisation, and is required by law to be impartial in its programming. Last week, Australian Senator Zed Seselja spoke out against media bias in favour of same-sex marriage, and highlighted ABC’s partiality. “Even the ABC, who are tasked with being fair in their charter, haven’t actually been fair on this issue, and haven’t equally given both sides an airing”, he said.